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Alex Mayes Tabbed for 1st Football University Youth All-American Bowl

DALLAS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Mayes, an 8th grader fromVan Alstyne, Texas, has been selected to play in the first-ever "Football University Youth All-American Bowl" taking place inSan Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, January 4, 2009. The 14-year-old attends Van Alstyne Middle School.

The "Football University Youth All-American Bowl" honors the top 7th and 8th graders in the nation, bringing them together to play in all-star format on a national stage. The "Football University Youth All-American Bowl" is modeled after the US Army All-American Bowl and will be held in the same city during the same week. This game will be broadcast live on the web. Both games are produced by SportsLink.

Brian Polk, Athletic Director for Van Alstyne ISD, stated that Alex is a standout offensive lineman. "He has the size and ability to compete with many high school players at his position and shows keen awareness on the field. His work ethic and natural ability have paved the way for him to play in this national game in the Alamo Dome."

John Gallagher, Director of Player Personnel for FBU, stated in his congratulatory phone call to Alex, that Alex was one of the first five players to be selected for the "Football University Youth All-American Bowl" and was also their top Lineman pick for the 2009 game.

Youth All-American Bowl Week will showcase the top 60 7th graders and the top 60 8th graders. The week will consist of practices, a skills competition, break-out sessions with Hall of Famers, current and former NFL stars, and celebrities such as legendary high school football coach Herman Boone. The Youth All-Americans will have VIP access to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and will also be honored during the game on Saturday, January 3, 2009.

Selected players also will be profiled in SI for Kids as All-Americans, as well as featured in other media outlets both local and national.

SportsLink, which started in 2000, is a sports-marketing and management company that produces and oversees many sporting events and properties and properties, including the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Football University and the Football University Youth All-American Bowl.

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