6 players named finalists for 2023 All-American Bowl Player of the Year

Now that football season is over, it’s time to give away some gear. The highest individual award in high school football is the All-American Bowl Player of the Year award.

Here are the six players who were named finalists for the award this year, on NBC Sports.

Andrean (Ind.) LB Drake Bowen

Bowen (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) did a little bit of everything in 2022, totaling more than 2,000 all-purpose yards, 29 touchdowns and 144 total tackles. Then it’s on to Notre Dame.

Mill Creek (Ga.) DB Caleb Downs

Downs (6-foot-0, 195 pounds) is the top safety in his class and the No. 1 overall prospect in Georgia. He also filled the field on both sides of the ball, posting 20 rushing touchdowns and 83 total tackles. He will go to Alabama next year.

American Heritage (Florida) WR Brandon Inniss

A top-five pick in the 2023 recruiting cycle, Innis (6-foot-0, 190 pounds) joins Ohio State’s potent receiving corps. He racked up 73 catches, 1,336 yards and 15 touchdowns as a receiver and had another 500+ yards as a kicker and punter.

King (Michigan) QB Dante Moore

A five-star quarterback that is ranked 11th overall in his recruiting class, Moore (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) turned around and signed with UCLA after initially committing to Oregon.

Manteca (Calif.) LB Blake Nickelson

Nichelson (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) did it on both ends, posting 41 touchdowns from scrimmage, 4.5 sacks and seven passes defensed. He is on his way to Florida State.

El Campo (Texas) RB Reuben Owens II

Ranked as the second-best running back in his class, Owens (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) scored a remarkable 46 rushing touchdowns this season. He signed with Texas A&M.

The winner will be announced on Friday evening, January 6th at 2023 All-American Bowl Awards Show

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