Senior Makes All-American Bowl Team

Senior Isaiah Langley has been named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl team to represent the West.

Isaiah, the cornerback for Foothill's football team, was recently given his bowl jersey at a ceremony on campus.

"Isaiah is a great young man who has worked very hard for what he has,"Principal Jason Krolikowski said. "He is a great source of pride for Foothill High School and for the Pleasanton Unified School District."

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation's premier high school all-American game, featuring the best 90 players in a classic East vs. West match-up every January at San Antonio's Alamodome. The Army Bowl enjoys a worldwide television audience, thanks to a live broadcast on NBC. Last year's U.S. Army All-American Bowl marked the 14th anniversary of the bowl and drew a crowd of more than 40,000 fans for the second consecutive year.

"The word 'honor' is what comes to mind," Isaiah said of his bowl selection. "It is such an honor to play for our troops and to get out there with other athletes who are headed to college.  I'm just honored that I get to play and support our troops for all they do for us."

Isaiah will attend the University of Southern California next year on a full-ride athletic scholarship. He plans to major in business administration.

"This honor means the world to us and I'm so proud of him," Isaiah's father, Patrick Langley, said. "He's come a long way and put in a lot of work. This was one of his goals this year, to make the all-American team, and he worked hard to make it happen. He's very motivated and has made me extremely proud."

This year's game will be played Jan. 3. Coach Matt Sweeney has been invited to attend a coaches clinic and the game.

Information courtesy of Nicole Steward, communications coordinator, Pleasanton school district

PHOTO: From left -- Principal Jason Krolikowski, Army represenative, Isaiah Langley, Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi and Coach Matt Sweeney