Senior football player K.C. McDermott was recently presented his honorary game jersey during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington. The event was part of the three-month American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game.
McDermott is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance, a nationally televised competition spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The game is set for 4 p.m. Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and will be televised on ESPN.
“Out of everything that goes along with the Under Armour All-America Game experience, I’m most excited about the game. There will be great competition between some of the greatest defensive tackles and defensive ends in the country, and I just can’t wait,” McDermott said. “I think what separates me from the rest is my work ethic. I think my work ethic is a lot different from others, and it has definitely paid off.”
The selection tour is aimed at raising awareness around teen driving safety and recognizing the student athletes, as well as the coaches, families and communities who have helped make these players’ dreams a reality.
“High school football is a focal point for many communities, an opportunity to cheer with a single voice for the team,” said Deborah Peterson, American Family Insurance’s director of customer relationship marketing. “Sponsoring the All-American Game not only is American Family Insurance’s way of honoring the top players across the land, it’s also our salute to the communities that inspired these dreams by continuing the rich tradition of high school football.”
ABOVE: K.C. McDermott surrounded by his teammates.