Rancho Santa Fe standout Tyler Buchner selected for FBU 8th- Grade All-American Bowl


All American Games and Football University recently announced that Tyler Buchner, a quarterback hailing from Rancho Santa Fe and a student at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, has been selected to play in the 2017 FBU 8th-Grade All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Alamodome.

This is his second selection to the FBU All-American Bowl, after also playing last year as a quarterback.

Buchner, who is 6’2” and 185 pounds, is already a formidable force at 13 years old. This past season, he led his American Youth Football team, the Westview Wolverines, to finish with a 10-1 record and an AYF Q Bowl Championship Nov. 5 when they beat Otay ranch 44-14. Buchner attended and excelled this past summer in Football University camps and Top Gun, an invite-only elite showcase of some of the best youth football talent across the country.

He was also named to the Elite101, a watchlist of the top 101 football players in the Class of 2021, and was selected to USA Football’s National Development Games as a quarterback.

“I am so honored to be playing in the FBU All American game again, “ Buchner says. “The talent is just awesome, and it’s such a thrill to play on such a big stage. I can’t wait to get back to work.”

Buchner is also an accomplished lacrosse player and was named to the All World First Team at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse at Mile High Stadium in Denver this past summer.

He is an excellent student who enjoys participating in performing arts classes at Bishop’s and plans to play football, basketball and lacrosse in high school.

The Football University (FBU) All-American Bowl is a developmental week showcasing the nation’s best football players in the class of 2021. In addition, Football University simultaneously holds its Freshman All-American Bowl.

Since 2009, the FBU All-American Bowl has showcased the best football talent from across the country in an East vs West match-up.

Seven thousand 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, works year round with hundreds of local youth football coaches and commissioners who help identify top athletes.

As a result of participating in the FBU All-American Bowl, many All-Americans 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: Christian McCaffrey, Shea Patterson, Sony Michel, Brady White, Tristen Hoge, Tyler Byrd, Deangelo Gibbs, and Dylan Moses.

Each team will be comprised of the top 30 student-athletes in their graduation class. FBU All-Americans experience a star-studded week full of festivities, akin to that of a major college bowl game, including VIP seats at the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

For more information on the FBU Youth All-American Bowl and its related events, visit