News: South west Florida native participates in national Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Story by Cpl. Courtney White, 6th Marine Corps District
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Ryeshene Bronson is Recognized for Academic and Athletic Excellence; Selected to Play in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
The United States Marine Corps is recognizing exemplary student athletes across the country through the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Now in its third year, the game will feature 90 student athletes selected from across the country based on their athletic prowess, academic success and embodiment of the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment.
Bronson from Dunbar High School, Fort Myers, FL, is among those selected to participate in the nationally televised Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The game will be broadcast on January 5, 2014, live on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. PST from The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
“This is my first opportunity to come to California,” said Bronson, a wide receiver for the East team. “I am excited to work on becoming a better person and a better athlete.”
The student athletes selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl exhibit a drive similar to Bronson in that they have more than outstanding athletic ability – they also exemplify youth leadership and are committed to building life skills both on and off the field.
“We are learning respect for others and discipline,” according to Bronson. “The Marines and coaches are working really hard for us, and by the end of the week hopefully we can make them proud.”
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is the culmination of the Marine Corps’ Semper Fidelis Football Program, which also includes an All-American Selection Tour. Through the program, the Marine Corps purposefully engages with well-rounded student athletes to share leadership lessons that will enable future success.
Bronson, who is already committed to the University of South Florida, plans to major in Business and hopes to one day play in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers.