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Minneapolis Athlete Selected for Semper Fidelis Bowl
29 Dec 2014

Drayton Carlberg, one of the top high school football players in the nation,

was selected to play in the United States Marine Corps Semper Fi All

American Bowl this January.


Carlberg, a student from De La Salle High School in Minneapolis Minnesota,

was selected for this bowl by the United States Marine Corps, for his

performance both on and off field.


"He is a good kid," said Staff Sgt. Tyanna Tolson, the Marine Corps

recruiter from his area. "He has a good head on his shoulders, he stays out

of trouble and he tries to do the right thing. Of course he's a great

football player, but that's not the reason why he was selected. He was

selected because the Marine Corps believes Drayton Carlberg represents what

the Marine Corps is all about: Honor, Courage and Commitment."


Of the 90 high school students selected across the country,

Carlberg was the only student selected to play in the Semper Fi Bowl from

Minnesota, this year.


"I think it's a great honor to be selected to play," said Carlberg. "I am

excited to represent Minnesota in this bowl, and show the country what

Minnesota football can do."


Carlberg, who has verbally committed to play for the University of Oregon,

next year, has been selected to play in other bowls, however, this one holds

special significance for him.


"My grandfather was in the Marine Corps, so I wanted to play in this one to

make him proud," said Carlberg. "I am lucky to have this kind of



The Semper Fi Bowl will air live on Fox Sports One, January 4.


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