Chris Riley’s career as a football player isn’t over just yet.
The Naples senior will represent the Golden Eagles in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 3 in Carson, California, at the StubHub Center.
The game will feature more than 90 of the top high school players in the country and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 starting at 6 p.m.
This season Riley, a Holy Cross College commit, oversaw a Naples secondary that capitalized on eight interceptions and routinely shut down opposing wide receivers en route to an 11-1 season.
Naples claimed their fifth appearance in the Class 6A semifinals, where it lost against eventual state champion Miami Central.
On the year Riley secured 78 tackles, 46 of which were solo, and defended nine passes and caused one fumble. He also punted for the Golden Eagles, averaging 39.9 yards per attempt with 19 total punts inside the 20.
Riley will suit up for Team East, which will be coached by Kevin Crosby of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High in South Carolina. Crosby has been to eight consecutive playoff ters with the Red Raiders, including two second-place finishes in Class A.
Riley is one of six Florida players featured on the East roster. He’s the only player from Southwest Florida.