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Mikel Horton, is in Carson, Calif., to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at The Stubhub Center on Jan. 5, 2013, which will air on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. PST. The Semper Fidelis Football Program provides Marines with opportunities to engage America’s youth and their influencers nationwide, and instills the Marine’s values of honor, courage and commitment to help players gain success on and off the field. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andres J. Lugo/Released)

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Mikel Horton 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.

Horton, running back from Lakota West High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, is among those selected to participate in the nationally televised Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The game will broadcast on January 5, 2014, live on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. PST from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Horton will fulfill a childhood dream that he’s had since he started playing football when he was seven, when he goes off to play at The University of Kentucky next year. Horton is undecided on what he will study.

“I love it here,” Horton said. “The weather is nice and all the guys are great. I’ve made some great friends already and we have a few more days to go. Our team’s going to win no doubt. We have nothing but love for each other and I think we have the teamwork to make it happen.”

The student athletes selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl exhibit a drive similar to Horton 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.

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.

“Our coaches are good, our players are good, and overall our team is good,” said Horton. “I’m ready for gameday.”


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Date Taken:01.02.2014

Date Posted:01.02.2014 21:22

Location:ORANGE COUNTY, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:CINCINNATI, OH, US

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