Images: Semper Fi All-Americans prepare for Semper Fidelis Bowl [Image 14 of 18]
Photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga
Sgt. Theodoor Steber, a drill instructor stationed in Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, talks with athletes before practice in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 1, 2012. The athletes, elite high school football players from across the country, are participating in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Jan. 3, 2012. The bowl game is an all-star match hosted by the Marine Corps and Junior Rank. "It's good to get out and interact with the kids and put the Marine Corps image out there," Steber, from Antigo, Wis., said. "The kids are so humble and happy to be here. They're putting the effort forth."