SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards show, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced Shaun Wade (Trinity Christian Academy/Jacksonville, Florida) as the winner of the 2017 Lockheed Martin Defensive Back of the Year Award.
For the fourth consecutive year, Lockheed Martin has sponsored the award and presented it to the most outstanding prep defensive back in the country at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show. Wade, a 6-foot-1-inch cornerback, is committed to Ohio State and is the fourth-ranked cornerback in the nation, according to 247Sports.
"We are honored to present this award to our nation's top young talent," said Jim Rogers, vice president of Government Affairs for Army and Special Operations Forces Programs at Lockheed Martin. "Our sponsorship of the Army All-American Bowl reflects Lockheed Martin's ongoing commitment to support the education of our young people."
For 17 consecutive years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school sporting event, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 39,121 to the Alamodome and was watched by more than 4 million unique viewers across the country.
Kickoff for this year's All-American Bowl is set for noon CST today at the Alamodome.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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