Rancho Santa Fe standout Tyler Buchner picked for FBU Youth All-American Bowl

Tyler Buchner Courtesy photo

All American Games and Football University recently announced that Tyler Buchner, a 7th-grader from Rancho Santa Fe, has been selected to play in the 2016 FBU Youth All-American Bowl taking place in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hall. Buchner will play quarterback for the 7th-grade, West team. He has attended and excelled at Football University Top Gun and was named to the All-Top Gun First Team Offense and was selected for the Top Gun Class of 2021 Watchlist as quarterback. Buchner attends The Bishop’s School in La Jolla.

The Football University (FBU) Youth All-American Bowl, formally known as the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, is returning to San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 9, 2016. All American Games (AAG), will put the nation’s top youth athletes from 7th and 8th grade on the national stage. In its eighth year, the FBU Youth All-American Bowl brings together the best youth football talent from across the country in an East vs. West match-up. Each team will be comprised of the top 30 athletes in their graduation class for a true bowl week full of festivities, including VIP seating at the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Buchner is one of just a handful who will be able to compete in this exclusive showcase.

Since its inception, many of the top players in the bowl received college interest and national attention from media outlets such as USA Today, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. Notable alumni from this game include: Tyrone Swoopes (University of Texas), Sony Michel (University of Georgia), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford University), Brady White (Arizona State University), Tristen Hoge (University of Notre Dame), Tyler Byrd (University of Miami verbal commit), and Dylan Moses (LSU verbal commit).

Several thousand youth all-stars were nominated for this elite honor. Athletes had to fill out a nomination form and submit a highlight tape. The selection committee, which consists of Football University’s regional directors and scouts, work year round with hundreds of local youth football coaches and commissioners who help identify top athletes.

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