Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy All Star World Bowl set for Mexico City

Elite high school age players from around the world have been invited to compete in the All Star World Bowl on December 22 organized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy at Azul Stadium in Mexico City.

This is the first time the event is being held outside of the United States and it brings together the world’s top 70 players.

Over the last 12 months, representatives from the academy have traveled to different countries around the world to train top athletes.

Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker:

“Football is more global than ever with games in London and Mexico and through the Pro Football Hall of Fame on missions to Israel, Denmark and the Vatican. The Hall of Fame is serving its important mission, promoting the great values of the game and celebrating excellence everywhere.”

In addition to the game, the bowl will host an early National Signing Day ceremony on Dec. 19 to allow the athletes to announce college commitments.

There will also be a free instructional clinic for up to 1,000 Mexican coaches, a combine for Mexican athletes and a character development seminar for the athletes led by members of the Hall of Fame.

Coaches include Hall of Fame members such as Rod Woodson, Ray Farmer, Chuck Bresnahan and Robert Ford.

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Players from the United States who have already committed to play in the game, include QB Taulia Tagovailoa, QB Ryan Hilinski, center Clay Webb and DE Kayvon Thibodeaux.

The full roster will be announced shortly.

Xenith, the presenting sponsor, is supporting the emerging global football landscape and supporting the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s efforts in Mexico, Europe, Canada, China and India. They are providing uniforms and helmets for the World All-Stars.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy general manager Rich McGuinness:

“Given the global reach of American football and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy, the opportunity to celebrate the world’s best in Mexico City is exciting. This Bowl will connect oceans, borders and languages.”

During the last 12 months, representatives of the academy have traveled to different countries to train the best athletes.

All athletes will be outfitted in Xenith helmets and gear on game day. Detroit-based Xenith achieves top safety ratings with every helmet made. As a world leader in protecting athletes, Xenith is eager to expand their global reach with the World Bowl.


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