Landon Spooner, wide receiver and safety for the Loganville High School Red Devils Football team, will join 197 other stand-out players from schools around the country on Jan. 13, 2020 to play in the Blue-Grey All American Bowl at the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium. The 2020 Blue-Grey All-American players represent 22 eastern and 17 western states.
LHS senior Spooner, wearing the No. 34 linebacker jersey for the Grey Team, is the only local player on the team and one of only 14 from Georgia. NFL veteran Dick Bell is coaching the Grey team, which takes on the Blue team, coached by NFL assistant George Martinez. Click or tap on this link for the lineup of both teams.
According to the letter Spooner received confirming his selection, he is to arrive at the Marriott Marque in downtown Atlanta, which is the host hotel, on Saturday morning to be fitted for his uniform and helmet. He will then participate in two days of practice, media events, photographs etc. before taking to the field at 6 p.m. on Monday evening. The game will be carried live by ESPN3 across the country.
Blue-Grey Football was established in 1989 by Gus Bell and his son Erik Bell to help prepare prospects from all over the country to increase their chances to secure a scholarship to a college. According to the Blue and Grey Football website, the organization now hosts almost 20 All-American Combines (Regional and Super Levels) all over the country, usually in stadiums or practice facilities that are home to NFL teams. The games put these prospects in front of scouts and college coaches from all over the country and the games are covered by media members such as Fox Sports, CBS Sports and USA Today as well as ESPN.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.