The Blue-Grey committee notified Ironwood Ridge defensive lineman Brayden Smith (6-5, 270) of his selection to the All-American Bowl scheduled to be played on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017 at the Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Smith competed for a spot at the Desert Regional which took place on May 15 at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
“It’s an awesome opportunity to showcase my talent and represent Tucson and Ironwood Ridge and make my family proud,” Smith said. “If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Smith has an offer from Adams State.
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