By Steve Breazeale
JSerra Catholic senior offensive and defensive lineman Luke Wattenberg was selected to compete in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 9.
Wattenberg, a Washington commit, will take the field alongside the nation’s best prep football players on live, national television. The game is set to air on NBC at 10 a.m.
Wattenberg has been a big part of the Lions’ success in recent years. The three-year starter anchored the offensive and defensive lines as the Lions went 7-3 on the season, recording a 2-3 record in Trinity League play. Wattenberg was named the league’s lineman of the year, according to head coach Jim Hartigan.
“He is a team leader and always puts the team first,” Hartigan said of Wattenberg. “He’s the best lineman I have ever coached … He’s a great person and he will do great things at the next level. I can’t wait to see him play in this great all-star game.”
During a Dec. 1 ceremony on campus, Wattenberg was presented his U.S. Army All-American jersey in front of teammates, coaches, friends and family.