By: USA TODAY High School Sports | December 15, 2017
Six finalists have been chosen for the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive player by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The winner will be announced during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show in San Antonio on Jan. 5, the night before the Army Bowl.
Here are the finalists:
|Palaie Gaoteote||LB||Bishop Gorman||Las Vegas||NV|
|Isaac Taylor-Stuart||LB||Helix||La mesa||CA|
|Xavier Thomas||DL||IMG Academy||Bradenton||FL|
|Taron Vincent||DL||IMG Academy||Bradenton||FL|
Click through the gallery to see all the players in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl:
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