FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
NBC TO AIR ‘ALL-AMERICAN DREAM’ FOOTBALL SPECIAL THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 2, AT 2 P.M. ET
One-Hour Special to Provide Inside Look at 2022 All-Americans and their Excellence Both On and Off the Field
2022 All-American Bowl Presented Live Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock from the Alamodome in San Antonio
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 29, 2021 – All-American Dream, a one-hour special which premieres on NBC this Sunday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. ET, highlights the stories of the football stars of tomorrow ahead of the 2022 All-American Bowl and shares the story of how a football all-star game has become the most-watched high school sporting event for more than 20 years.
All-American Dream features NBC Sports host Paul Burmeister and analyst Anthony Herron.
Each of the 100 players selected to participate in the 2022 All-American Bowl will culminate their high school careers during the 22nd edition of the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. ET live on NBC and Peacock from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Coinciding with the broadcast of All-American Dream, NBC Sports will release a new YouTube series that shares the stories of five 2022 All-American Bowl athletes from across the country. The series follows the athletes within their communities, showing how the stars of tomorrow are making a difference on and off the field.
Following is the list of featured All-Americans:
- LB Sebastian Cheeks (Evanston, IL)
- TE Jake Johnson (Watkinsville, GA)
- DL Hero Kanu (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)
- OL Addison Nicholas (Norcross, GA)
- OL Jake Taylor (Las Vegas, NV)
The 2022 All-American Bowl Road to the Dome Tour, which began on September 15th and concluded on December 22nd, officially honored every 2022 All-American during virtual jersey presentations. Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year.