SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2010) -- The 11th Annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. (ET). It will be played in San Antonio's Alamodome and broadcast live on NBC.

Throughout the past decade, the game has featured the nation's most elite football players and honored more than 300 of the most committed Soldier Heroes. It has been a launching pad for college and NFL stars such as Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Tim Tebow and Terrelle Pryor, as well as a platform for Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Year.

In addition to more than 400 NCAA athletes, the game has more than 90 alumni currently playing in the NFL.

For 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has provided the national platform for young adults to reflect the strength of Army Strong Soldiers, said Colonel David Lee, Director of Marketing, U.S. Army Accessions command. The Army is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the All-American Bowl and to continue to showcase the talents and strengths of the athletic, musical and Soldier Elite participants.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl has continued to grow and remains one of the nation's premiere high school athletic events. The 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of more than 32,000 to the Alamodome on January 3rd, garnering a 1.7 U.S. household rating on NBC.

The Bowl was the highest-rated sports event of the weekend other than the NFL Playoff games.

The U.S. Army Accessions Command, headquartered at Ft. Monroe, Va., is charged with providing integrated command and control of the recruiting and initial military training for the Army's officer, warrant officer, and enlisted forces. Designed to meet the human resource needs of the Army from first handshake to first unit of assignment, the command transforms volunteers into Soldiers and leaders for the Army.