Finalists set for prestigious Davis and Blanchard awards at Army Bowl

Finalists set for prestigious Davis and Blanchard awards at Army Bowl

U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Finalists set for prestigious Davis and Blanchard awards at Army Bowl

Brownsburg Bulldogs quarterback Hunter Johnson won 2016 IndyStar Mr. Football.

Brownsburg (Ind.) quarterback Hunter Johnson (Photo: IndyStar)

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the finalists for the Felix “Doc” Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards. The awards go to players who exhibit prowess in the classroom and the field.

The Blanchard award is presented to the East’s honoree and the Davis award is presented to the West’s honoree.

Blanchard and Davis were Hall of Fame running backs for Army in the 1940s, each winning a Heisman Trophy.

The East nominees are quarterback Hunter Johnson from Brownsburg (Ind.); linebacker Nate McBride from Vidalia (Ga.); and offensive linemen Nick Brahms from Navarre (Fla.) and Josh Lugg from North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.).

The West nominees are offensive linemen Wyatt Davis from St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), Brett Neilon (Santa Margarita Catholic, Calif.) and Foster Sarrell from Graham-Kapowsin (Graham, Wash.); and defensive linemen Jaelan Phillips from Redlands East Valley (Redlands, Calif.).

The awards will be presented during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show in San Antonio on Jan. 6, the night before the Army Bowl.

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