Lipscomb's Rutger Reitmaier to play in US Army All-American Bowl

Lipscomb's Rutger Reitmaier to play in US Army All-American Bowl

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Lipscomb's Rutger Reitmaier to play in US Army All-American Bowl

Lipscomb Academy senior Rutger Reitmaier began Friday by finding out he was named a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalist.

Lipscomb Academy senior Rutger Reitmaier received an honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Friday.

Lipscomb Academy senior Rutger Reitmaier received an honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Friday.

He ended the school day by being recognized as a U.S. Army All-American.

“It’s been an exciting day,” said Reitmaier, whose Mustangs host Springfield (5-5) in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. “I’m excited for (Friday) night. Hopefully, we’ll get the W.”

Reitmaier is one of four finalists for the Class 4A Mr. Football Lineman honor.

Reitmaier, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive tackle and Oregon commitment, was presented with an honorary jersey at a U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour at Lipscomb Academy.

He is the third Nashville football standout to be recognized in the selection tour this week. East Nashville’s Jacob Phillips and Montgomery Bell Academy’s Ty Chandler also were honored.

Rutger Reitmaier, a Lipscomb Academy senior, received an honorary U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Friday. He is an Oregon commitment.

Rutger Reitmaier, a Lipscomb Academy senior, received an honorary U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Friday. He is an Oregon commitment.

It marked all three schools’ first U.S. Army All-American honor.

“I’ve been looking forward for this for a while,” Reitmaier said. “Obviously, it’s a tremendous honor.

“It’s a blessing to be (an All-American). Hopefully we’ll see many more come from here in the future.”

Reitmaier helped lead Lipscomb Academy (7-2) to a Region 6-4A championship. Reitmaier had 51 tackles, 21.5 for loss and seven sacks in nine games this season.

Reach Tom Kreager at 615-259-8089 and on Twitter @Kreager.

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