Friday night some of the nation's top high school senior football players will be competing in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field.
Former NFL head coaches Herm Edwards and Steve Mariucci will be the head coaches for the two teams.
The sixth-annual game will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 Tropicana Field. The game will be televised live on ESPN. Tickets can be purchased for $18 online.
Edwards will serve as head coach of Team Highlight (Black Team), while Mariucci will coach Team Nitro (White Team). Both coaching staffs, selected by ESPN Scouts, Inc., will consist of former NFL coaches acting as offensive and defensive coordinators.
“I am extremely excited to be heading back to Florida for the Under Armour All-America Game,” Edwards said in a news release. “The caliber of players and personnel associated with the game is the best of the best. That results in a competitive, fun and exciting week of football for all involved. I am truly looking forward to it.”
The 2013 Under Armour All-America Game roster features 90 of the nation’s premier high school football players including two players from the 'Burg.
Sean Covington, a kicker from St. Petersburg High School, and Ryan Green, a wide receiver from St. Petersburg Catholic, will represent St. Pete in the game.
“I am fortunate enough to be part of my third Under Armour All-America Game this year,” Mariucci said in a news release. “Each year, I truly enjoy getting to work with the young men chosen to play in the game. The entire week is top-notch, organized extremely well and provides participants and spectators an entertaining event. ”
2013 Under Armour All-America Game Roster
BLACK TEAMNo.NamePos.SchoolCollege 1 Christian Hackenberg QB Fork Union (Va.) Penn State 1 Robert Nkemdiche DE Grayson (Ga.) Undecided 2 Jeryl Brazil CB Loranger (La.) LSU 2 Dontre Wilson ATH DeSoto (Texas) Oregon 3 Alvin Bailey ATH Armwood (Fla.) Florida 4 Robert Foster WR Central Valley (Pa.) Undecided 4 Ben Boulware ILB T. L. Hanna (S.C.) Clemson 5 O.J. Howard TE Autauga Academy (Ala.) Alabama 6 Alvin Kamara RB Norcross (Ga.) Undecided 6 Matthew Thomas OLB Booker T. Washington (Fla.) Undecided 7 Vonn Bell S Ridgeland (Ga.) Undecided 7 Zack Greenlee QB Lincoln (Calif.) Fresno State 8 Damore'ea Stringfellow WR Rancho Verde (Calif.) Washington 9 Holland Fisher S Manchester (Va.) Virginia Tech 10 Tarean Folston ATH Cocoa (Fla.) Undecided 10 Ra'Shaad Samples WR Skyline (Texas) Oklahoma State 11 Jordan Cunningham WR University School (Fla.) Undecided 12 Josh McNeil TE Milford Academy (N.C.) Alabama 14 Maurice Smith CB Dulles (Texas) Alabama 17 Greg Gilmore DT South View (N.C.) LSU 18 Cooper Bateman QB Cottonwood (Utah) Alabama 19 Kohl Stewart QB Saint Pius X (Texas) Texas A&M 21 Kelvin Taylor RB Glades Day (Fla.) Florida 22 Leon McQuay III S Armwood (Fla.) Undecided 24 Vernon Hargreaves III CB Wharton (Fla.) Florida 25 LaQuvionte Gonzalez WR Cedar Hill (Texas) Texas A&M 26 Marcell Harris S Dr. Phillips (Fla.) Florida 27 Sean Covington K/P St. Petersburg (Fla.) UCLA 34 Alex Anzalone OLB Wyomissing (Pa.) Notre Dame 42 Keanu Neal S South Sumter (Fla.) Florida 44 DeMarcus Walker DE Sandalwood (Fla.) Alabama 45 Isaac Savaiinaea ILB Punahou (Hawaii) Undecided 51 Maquedius Bain DT University School (Fla.) Undecided 52 Darius James OC Harker Heights (Texas) Texas 57 Caleb Brantley DT Crescent City (Fla.) Florida 58 Ebenezer Ogundeko DE Thomas Jefferson (N.Y.) Undecided 60 Colin McGovern OT Lincoln-Way West (Ill.) Notre Dame 64 Grant Hill OG Huntsville (Ala.) Alabama 65 Tyrone Crowder OG Richmond (N.C.) Undecided 70 Hunter Bivin OT Apollo (Ky.) Notre Dame 72 Denver Kirkland OT Booker T. Washington (Miami) Undeclared 75 Joas Aguilar OG Birdville (Texas) Texas A&M 77 Ethan Pocic OT Lemont (Ill.) LSU 79 Evan Voeller OT West Linn (Ore.) Oregon 87 Adam Breneman TE Cedar Cliff (Pa.) Penn State 90 Elijah Daniel DE Avon (Ind.) Undecided 91 Kennedy Tulimasealii DT Waianae (Hawaii) Hawaii 97 Tyler Kluver LS Marshalltown (Iowa) Undecided
WHITE TEAMNo.NamePos.SchoolCollege 1 Sebastian LaRue WR Santa Monica (Calif.) USC 1 Max Redfield ATH Mission Viejo (Calif.) Undecided 2 Reuben Foster ILB Auburn (Ala.) Auburn 2 Robbie Rhodes WR Southwest (Texas) Baylor 3 Stacy Coley WR Northeast (Fla.) Undecided 3 Priest Willis S Marcos De Niza (Ariz.) Undecided 4 Noel Ellis CB Edna Karr (La.) Texas A&M 4 Laquon Treadwell WR Crete Monee (Ill.) Undecided 5 Keith Ford RB Cypress Ranch (Texas) Oklahoma 6 Cam Burrows CB Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) Ohio State 6 Ryan Green RB St. Petersburg Catholic (Fla.) Florida State 7 Jalin Marshall ATH Middletown (Ohio) Ohio State 7 Gareon Conley CB Washington (Ohio) Undecided 8 Marcus Baugh TE John W. North (Calif.) Ohio State 8 Artie Burns CB Miami Northwestern (Fla.) Miami (Fla.) 9 Mike McCray II OLB Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) Michigan 10 Matt Rolin OLB Briar Woods (Va.) South Carolina 11 Tramel Terry ATH Goose Creek (S.C.) Georgia 11 Kendell Beckwith ATH East Feliciana (La.) Undecided 12 Antonio Conner S South Panola (Miss.) Undecided 12 Shane Morris QB De La Salle Collegiate (Mich.) Michigan 14 Brice Ramsey QB Camden County (Ga.) Georgia 15 Earnest Robinson WR Pinson Valley (Ala.) Auburn 17 Henry Poggi DT Gilman School (Md.) Michigan 18 Quinton Powell OLB Mainland (Fla.) Undecided 19 Kevin Olsen QB Wayne Hills (N.J.) Miami (Fla.) 21 Shaq Wiggins CB Sandy Creek (Ga.) Georgia 25 Dee Liner DT Muscle Shoals (Ala.) Auburn 27 Shane Tripucka P Allen (Texas) Undecided 32 Ty Isaac RB Joliet Catholic (Ill.) USC 32 Trey Johnson ILB Central Gwinnett (Ga.) Undecided 37 Yannick Ngakoue ILB Friendship Academy (D.C.) Undecided 50 Na'Ty Rodgers OT McDonough (Md.) Undecided 51 Montravius Adams DT Dooly County (Ga.) Undecided 52 Carl Lawson DE Milton (Ga.) Auburn 54 Scott Quessenberry OC La Costa Canyon (Calif.) UCLA 55 David Dawson OG Cass Tech (Mich.) Undecided 56 Tim Williams DE University Laboratory (La.) Undecided 57 Patrick Kugler OG North Allegheny (Pa.) Michigan 62 Derwin Gray OT Friendship Academy (D.C.) Maryland 64 Dorian Johnson OT Belle Vernon (Pa.) Pittsburgh 71 Brendan Turelli LS Arcadia (Ariz.) Undecided 72 Logan Tuley-Tillman OT Manual (Ill.) Michigan 74 Ira Denson OG Madison County (Fla.) Florida State 78 Cameron Hunt OT Centennial (Calif.) California 82 Hunter Henry TE Pulaski Academy (Ark.) Arkansas 90 Ryan Santoso K Pace (Fla.) Undecided 94 Kelsey Griffin DT Mill Creek (Ga.) South Carolina 97 Joey Bosa DT Saint Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) Ohio State 98 Chris Jones DE Houston (Miss.) Mississippi State
Individual tickets for the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game can be purchased for $18; Family Four packs are available for $48. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com