Lamont Atkins has been invited to play in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. on Jan. 14, 2017.
Burke Lake Braddock’s star running back, Lamont Atkins, has been invited to play in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. on Jan. 14, 2017. The Blue-Grey All-American Bowl features top seniors from around the country selected from more than 6,750 players who competed at regional combines or were nominated by the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl staff comprising 31 NFL veterans. The game will be played at EverBank Field, home to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will be aired live on the ESPN network.
Lamont Atkins and the Lake Braddock Bruins are off to a scorching start this season. Under the leadership of head coach James Poythress, the team is 7-1 and ranked #2 in the state per the Virginia High School League.
In only eight games this season, Atkins has amassed 1,323 rushing yards and 20 TDs from only 101 rushes. In a historical senior campaign, he’s averaging 13 yards per carry and scores a TD every 5 times he touches the ball. Ranked the #14 all-purpose running back in the nation, by 247sports.com, Atkins has committed to the University of Virginia and will join the team in January as a mid-year enrollee.