For Immediate Release Announces "Opening Day" for All-DoD Team Nominations


MCLEAN, Va – (BUSINESS WIRE) – and All American Games announced "Opening Day" for the All-DoD Team nominations today.

Selection to the team is honorary and is designed to highlight premier high school athletes who are the dependents of personnel currently serving in the U.S. military.  The team will include 11 offensive, 11 defensive players, a kicker and a punter.

Nominations must include a video and can be uploaded to here.   The team will be selected in December by an all-star panel of judges including:

  • Wes Chandler – San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer, All-Pro Receiver and Veteran NFL Coach
  • David Diaz-Infante – 16-year NFL Veteran, Super Bowl Champion and ESPN Analyst
  • Sam Wyche – Offensive Football Innovator Who Led the Cincinnati Bengals to a Super Bowl and Coached Under the Legendary Bill Walsh
  • Michael Husted - 10-year NFL kicker with Tampa Bay, Oakland, Washington and Kansas City. President and retired Rear Admiral, T McCreary said, “Military kids have the added burden of frequent moves and starting new schools every few years.  To be able to excel in high school sports in spite of that speaks volumes about the character, integrity and talent of these athletes.”

Celebrity judge Sam Wyche added, "High School athletes on military bases around the world demonstrate all the qualities of determination, competitiveness, and focus, that high profiled athletes possess...the only difference is recognition.  Well, the ‘All DOD’ team selections will take care of that!"  

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Sarah Blansett at 703-346-8523 or via e-mail at is the nation’s largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. enables Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at

All American Games is a sports management and marketing company based in Wharton, New Jersey, that produces and manages many of the nation’s premier high school and youth sporting events. All American Games’ properties include the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, U.S. Army National Combine, U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, Football University, Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, FBU National Championship, FBU TOP GUN All-Star Camp and the sports-reality television show called “The Ride.”

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