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Tyson to play in All-American Bowl
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    At 1 p.m. today, Statesboro’s Deangelo Tyson will be one of 84 football players on display in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
    The All-American Bowl will be broadcast live on NBC.
    “I’m just happy that I’m one of the 84 players selected,” said Tyson in December during a press conference to announce his selection. “I’m just happy that I have a chance to become a better person and a better person on the field.”
    Tyson is one of just three players from the state of Georgia to be invited of the game. Jefferson County offensive lineman A.J Harmon and Norcross wide receiver Brice Butler will join Tyson in San Antonio.
    “I’m excited. I’ve been wanting to play big offensive linemen to see where I really stand,” Tyson added. “Our region didn’t really have big offensive linemen, so I just want to go out to Texas and see where I really stand.”
    Excluding tight ends, the West’s roster has an offensive line with an average weight of 289 pounds. Tyson will play for the East squad.
    Tyson was selected by a committee which includes, SportsLink and Tom Lemming. Lemming’s choices for the top players in the country has made him the foremost expert on high school football talent in the country.
    Former alumni of today’s game include: Brian Brohm, Jimmy Clausen, Percy Harvin, Chad Henne, Chris Long, C.J. Spiller, Tim Tebow, Derek Anderson, Reggie Bush, Ted Ginn Jr., Brady Quinn, LenDale White, Vince Young and Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.

    Chad Bishop can be reached at (912) 489-9408.