One of Lake Oswego's best football players — lineman Dawson Jaramillo — has now taken his place as one of the country's best.
Jaramillo was one of 400 incoming senior football players nationwide nominated to participate in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Jaramillo, who recently committed to the Oregon Ducks football program, was one of seven of Oregon football players in the class of 2018 nominated to play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those nominated are in the running to be among the 100 selected as 2018 U.S. Army All-Americans and play in the annual Bowl. The game is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2018, in the Alamodome in San Antonio; the game will be televised live on NBC.
"The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a unique event designed to showcase and recognize the talents of America's youth while celebrating the team that makes a difference every day for the Nation - the U.S. Army," said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. "This nomination recognizes the versatility and adaptability each of these players possess, both on and off the field; qualities they share with U.S. Army Soldiers. We look forward to the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl program that includes more than 200 events across the country and culminates in San Antonio during Bowl Week."
Jaramillo, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman, was named to the all-Three Rivers League honorable mention team on both offense and defense in 2017. The Lakers went 4-3 in league (6-5 overall) last fall and finished the year ranked 16th, beating North Medford in their playoff opener and falling to eventual state champion West Linn in round two.
The other Oregon nominees are: Draco Bynum, a defensive lineman from Wilsonville; Chase Cota, a wide receiver from South Medford; Talanoa Hufanga, a quarterback/defensive back from Crescent Valley; Braden Lenzy, a defensive back from Tigard; Trey Lowe, a running back/defensive back from Jesuit; and Eli'jah Winston, a linebacker from Central Catholic.
The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, its national network of coaches and scouts, and 247Sports.
For more information, visit usarmyallamericanbowl.com, goarmy.com/armybowl, and allamericangames.com.