Montgomery Bell Academy senior Ty Chandler became the program’s first Army All-American when the standout running back was presented with an honorary jersey during Thursday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl Presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour at MBA.
Chandler, a Tennessee commitment and No. 2 on The Tennessean’s Dandy Dozen, has rushed for 1,718 yards and 31 touchdowns this season, helping lead the Big Red to an 8-2 regular-season record, as well as a Division II-AA East/Middle Region title.
“It’s just a blessing to be recognized as an All-American,” said the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Chandler, a four-year starter and the school’s all-time leading rusher. “I’m very thankful, and I want to thank my teammates, coaches and parents because I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”
Chandler, a four-star prospect and the nation’s fifth-ranked running back according to 247Sports, has carried 894 yards for 6,614 yards and 99 touchdowns during his career. He currently ranks seventh in TSSAA history in career rushing yards and third in career touchdowns.
MBA opens the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Associations Division II-AA playoffs next Friday at Tommy Owen Stadium. The Big Red will host the Christian Brothers-St. Benedict winner.
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