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Four Mecklenburg County players nominated for U.S. Army All-American football game

Mallard Creek Mavericks Ryan Jones, center with ball, and his teammates celebrate his touchdown pass reception during second quarter action at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Mallard Creek defeated Page 49-6 to win the NC 4-AA Championship.
Mallard Creek Mavericks Ryan Jones, center with ball, and his teammates celebrate his touchdown pass reception during second quarter action at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Mallard Creek defeated Page 49-6 to win the NC 4-AA Championship. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Thirteen N.C. high school football players have been nominated for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

The all-star game, scheduled for Jan. 7 in San Antonio, is nationally televised on NBC and brings together a collection of the nation’s top senior talent.

Area nominees include Cuthbertson wide receiver J.T. Cauthen, Mallard Creek defensive linemen Grant Gibson, T.J. Moore and wide receiver Ryan Jones, South Meck defensive lineman Jake Lawler and Concord linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen. Jones, Lawler and Cauthen have committed to North Carolina. Gibson has committed to N.C. State.

Here are the N.C. nominees.

Last Name

First Name

Position

High School Name

High School City

Cauthen

J.T.

WR

Cuthbertson High School

Waxhaw

Crowell

Germane

ATH

Carver High School

Winston Salem

Faison-Walden

Brelin

DB

Grimsley High School

Greensboro

Foster

Justin

LB

Crest High School

Shelby

Gibson

Grant

DL

Mallard Creek High School

Charlotte

Gill

Xach

DL

Wake Forest High School

Wake Forest

Greene

Sherrod

LB

Rocky Mount High School

Rocky Mount

Hooker

Hendon

QB

James B. Dudley High School

Greensboro

Jones

Ryan

ATH

Mallard Creek High School

Charlotte

Lawler

Jake

DL

South Mecklenberg High School

Charlotte

Melton

Jonah

OL

Eastern Alamance High School

Mebane

Moore

T.J.

DL

Mallard Creek High School

Charlotte

Nasirildeen

Hamsah

LB

Concord High School

Concord

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