Hall to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Nelson Hall, a senior for Opp High School, was selected to participate in the 2023-24 season Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa, Florida on Monday, Jan. 29, at Raymond James Stadium.

The game will feature many of the nation’s top prospects from the Class of 2024. The team members were selected during their participation in the All-American Combines at various NFL stadiums and professional training facilities, while the others were selected due to their highly rated recruiting standing. All-American Bowl participants will represent nearly all 50 states.

Hall will report on Jan. 27 to Tampa where the players will receive their itinerary, uniforms, and meet NFL veterans on their coaching staff. Their first full day will feature the first team practice as a group. Their second day will again feature practice, followed by a recognition to the entire country as players participate in the All-American Jersey Presentation, hosted by Impact Football Network.

The All-American Bowl Nelson Hall will participate in will take place on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. EST/noon CST at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium and will be nationally broadcasted live via ESPN. This event is a recruiting opportunity for the athletes in attendance as more than 500 colleges nationwide will be in attendance.

Hall was selected to participate in this year’s event from over 6,750 recruits who participated in combines. They were chosen by the NFL veterans on the staff at Blue-Grey who reviewed numerous hours of combine film to make their choices. Nelson will participate as a member of the South squad representing Opp High School for this year’s event.

Over the last three years alone, nearly 80 percent of All-American Bowl alumni successfully landed a scholarship offer before, during, or after the game.

A notable alumnus who participated in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl was Patrick Mahomes, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hall considers it a huge honor to be selected to participate in this year’s event. “This is a huge honor to be able to represent Opp High School in this year’s event,” Hall said.

Hall has received two offers from the collegiate level to date, with the most recent coming from Huntingdon College in Montgomery. There are numerous schools still interested in Hall and what he can bring to the table. His commitment will come by the signing date, and he is excited to represent the Bobcats at the next level.