Football's Chad King To Serve as a Mentor At All-American Bowl
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 19, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. - For the second straight year, redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Chad King (Springfield, Va.) has been selected to attend the All American Bowl as an escort for this year's high school athletes.
King, who is a cadet in ODU's Army ROTC program, is a member of a unit that encompasses six difference states and over 40 ROTC programs that are in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Two cadets from the unit were selected as escorts with King ranked as number one cadet of those nominations submitted due to his athletic and academic successes.
For 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game. Last year the U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew more than 32,000 fans to the game at the Alamodome along with being the most watched sporting event on television over the weekend, besides the NFL Playoffs.
While at the All American Bowl, King will serve as a mentor to the high school athletes helping to escort the players throughout the weekend to each event and give advice to those about to enter the college ranks about the experiences of a collegiate student-athlete.
King, who has played and started all 10 games thus far for the football Monarchs, is among ODU's top defenders. One of four co-captains of the 2009 squad, he has recorded 40 tackles and leads the squad in tackles for loss having made 10.5 stops to push opponent back for 40 yards. Additionally, King has a pair of 15-yard sacks, five pass break-ups, five batted down passes, and a forced and recovered fumble.