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    Malik Hartford named 2023 All-American! #WestPride

    Congrats to Malik Hartford on joining an elite list of All-Americans from Lakota West Football!

    All American Honors
    Year Player All American Award Total Players Players at Position
    2009Jordan Hicks (LB)Butkus Award #
    1st Team USA Today
    1st Team Max Preps
    1st Team Parade
    Under Armour Bowl*
    Offense-Defense Top 100
    2009Kevin Schloemer (OL)Offense-Defense Bowl*8216
    2009Alex Smith (TE)Offense-Defense Bowl*824
    2010Ryan Kelly (C)Under Armour Bowl* (1)893
    2013Mikel Horton (RB)Semper Fidelis Bowl*988
    2014George Asafo-Adjei (G)Semper Fidelis Bowl*1005
    2015Sean Mahone (CB)Semper Fidelis Bowl*958
    2017Xavier Peters (LB)Under Armour Bowl*10912
    2021Tegra Tsabola (OL)All-American Bowl*12523
    2021Alex Afari (CB)All-American Bowl*12515
    2021Jyaire Brown (CB)All-American Bowl*12515
    2022Malik Hartford (S)All-American Bowl*100
     # for linebackers only
    *   = All American Game
    (1) = Injured, did not play

    Defensive Back Malik Hartford Will be Honored as a 2023 All-American as Part of All-American Bowl’s Road to the Dome Tour 

    Four-Star Ohio State University Commit Malik Hartford Set to be Welcomed to 2023 All- American Bowl with Virtual Jersey Presentation 

    STAMFORD, Conn. – October 4, 2022 – Defensive back Malik Hartford (West Chester, Ohio /Lakota West H.S.), the Ohio State University commit, will be officially honored tomorrow as a 2023 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the Road to the Dome digital series. 

    The episode will be released tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on the All-American Bowl social platforms. 

    The Road to the Dome Tour will honor all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations during a 16-week series released weekly through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports. 

    Having been selected to play in the twenty-third edition of the All-American Bowl, Hartford will play in the annual East vs. West matchup inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players. 

    Hartford was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl, 247Sports, and NexGen founder Brent Williams. All-Americans are eligible for the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the All- American Bowl Man of the Year, the All-American Bowl MVP Award. 

    Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey yearly. Each participating player will culminate in their high school career at the All-American Bowl. 

    About the All-American Bowl 

    As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that include the Olympics, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked-about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event, with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl are unparalleled: 533 draft picks; 86 Super Bowl champions; 193 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC). 

    For more information contact: 

    Gus Ramos 

    773) 710-2342 

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