Ansonia all-stater Arkeel Newsome has been nominated to participate in the U.S. Army’s All-American Bowl which will be held Jan. 4, 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Newsome (5-foot-8, 180) is the only Connecticut player to receive one of the bowl’s 400 nominations. The bowl’s roster will be whittled down to 90 by a traveling selection tour, which will announced its picks from September through December.
Newsome is a two-time Connecticut rushing champion. With 3,763 yards and 58 touchdowns, Newsome was one of the nation’s top rushers as a sophomore in 2011. As a junior, he ran for 2,245 yards and 38 touchdowns. Overall, he’s run for over 6,800 yards, an average of 11.2 yards per carry, and scored 108 touchdowns in his three-year career.
Behind Newsome, Ansonia has gone 28-0 and won two consecutive state championships.