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Four East Texans Compete This Week in National Football All-Star Games

Liberty-Eylau’s Davion Hall (3) runs the ball during L-E’s first-round playoff loss to Kaufman in Gilmer. (Jeff Stapleton,

Four East Texas seniors compete in renowned football all-star games this week that will be televised nationally.

Nacogdoches center Jacob Bragg plays in the Under Armour All-American Game at 3 p.m. Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla. ESPN will broadcast the game.

A trio of East Texans — Mount Pleasant receiver K.D. Cannon, Jasper center Terrell Cuney, and Liberty-Eylau athlete Davion Hall — play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at noon Saturday at San Antonio’s Alamodome. NBC will televise the game.

Cannon, Cannon, and Hall give East Texas 23 participants in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl since its first event in 2001.

Under Armour All-American Game

3 p.m. Thursday
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg (Fla.)


Jacob Bragg

Nacogdoches C Jacob Bragg. (Christopher Vinn,
  • School: Nacogdoches
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 311
  • Committed to: Kansas


U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Noon Saturday
Alamodome, San Antonio


Terrell Cuney

Jasper C Terrell Cuney. (Christopher Vinn,
  • School: Jasper
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 260
  • Committed to: Texas


K.D. Cannon

Mount Pleasant WR K.D. Cannon. (Christopher Vinn,
  • School: Mount Pleasant
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 160
  • Committed to: Baylor
  • Senior stats: 80 catches, 1,252 yards, 16 TDs


Davion Hall

Liberty-Eylau ATH Davion Hall. (Christopher Vinn,
  • School: Liberty-Eylau
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 191
  • Committed to: Baylor
  • Senior stats: 24 catches, 515 yards, 4 TDs, 4 rushing TDs, 2 INTs


East Texans in Past U.S. Army All-American Bowls

(school signed with in parentheses)


Isaiah Golden, DT, Carthage (Texas A&M)


Edward Pope, WR, Carthage (Texas A&M)


Steve Edmond, LB, Daingerfield (Texas)

Trey Metoyer, WR, Whitehouse (Oklahoma)

Kendall Thompson, LB, Carthage (Texas)


Traylon Shead, RB, Cayuga (Texas)


Jamarkus McFarland, DT, Lufkin (Oklahoma)

Tyrik Rollison, QB, Sulphur Springs (Auburn)


Justin Johnson, RB, Gilmer (Oklahoma)

David Snow, OL, Gilmer (Texas)


Curtis Brown, DB, Gilmer (Texas)

Michael Huey, OL, Kilgore (Texas)

Ryan Mallett, QB, Texas High (Michigan)


Dustin Earnest, LB, Texas High (Texas)

Eddie Jones, DE, Kilgore (Texas)


No East Texans


Adrian Peterson, RB, Palestine (Oklahoma)


Jorrie Adams, OL, Jasper (Texas A&M)


Marvin Byrdsong, LB, Longview (Mississippi State)

Reggie McNeal, QB, Lufkin (Texas A&M)


Ben Wilkerson, OL, Hemphill (LSU)

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