Great Oak linebacker Jack Lamb can now officially call himself an Under Armour All-American.
During a presentation at his high school, which was put on by the American Family Insurance Selection Tour, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker received his game jersey Monday, Nov. 13. Lamb, a Notre Dame commit, is the 13th-ranked linebacker in the country according to ESPN.
“My football dream is to win a National Championship with Notre Dame and then go on to play in the NFL,” said Lamb, in a release from the selection tour. Lamb, who committed to the Fighting Irish on July 27 over offers from Arizona State, Cal, Duke, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, UCLA, USC and many others, is one of more than 100 selected for the prestigious event.
The game was first played on January 5, 2008, and has been played annually at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game is sponsored by Under Armour and enjoys a national audience thanks to broadcast partner ESPN (the first edition was broadcast on ABC opposite the U.S. Army All-American Bowl). The game is co-owned by Chicago-based sports marketing agency Intersport and ESPN.
As the quintessential champion of dreams, along with the encouragement of family members, coaches, friends and communities, American Family Insurance is honored to salute student-athletes as they work hard to pursue their dreams.
Under Armour All-Americans embody American Family Insurance core values, including hard work, inspiration, dedication and committed support from those around them.
“Achieving the dream of being selected as an Under Armour All-American takes more than a wish; it takes having a plan to put into action combined with hard work and dedication,” said Dwayne Maddox, American Family Insurance Advertising Director. “American Family Insurance celebrates the achievements of these young student-athletes who dare to dream fearlessly, and put in the time and effort to achieve those dreams with the support of family, coaches and community.”
Those dreams would not be possible without a great support system. Along with saluting Jack Lamb, American Family Insurance recognized his coach, Mike Barney, with the American Family Insurance Dream Champion Award.
The 2018 Under Armour All-America Game will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, Jan. 4, and will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET.