HOF starting high school All-Star bowl game in Mexico

Top high school players from around the world will be invited to play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World All-Star Bowl in Mexico City on Dec. 22.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the new bowl game, which will be played in Azul Stadium.

"Football is more global than ever with games in London and Mexico and through the Pro Football Hall of Fame on missions to Israel, Denmark and the Vatican," Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said in a statement. "The Hall of Fame is serving its important mission, promoting the great values of the game and celebrating excellence everywhere."

Among the players who have committed to play include quarterbacks Taulia Tagovailoa (younger brother of Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa) and Ryan Hilinski, center Clay Webb and defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux. A full roster will be announced in November.

Among the coaches for the game will be Hall of Famer Rod Woodson and long-time NFL players Torry Holt and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

The bowl will hold a National Signing Day event on Dec. 19 to allow players to announce their college choices.

An instructional clinic for up to 1,000 Mexico coaches and a combine for Mexican athletes will be led by Hall of Fame members.

--Field Level Media

10/23/2018 14:12

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