Submitted by Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications
Cockrill Middle School eighth-grader Quedon “Q” Baul Jr.’s talent on the football field has earned national recognition. Baul Jr. has been selected to compete in the 2013 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl presented by All-American Games and Football University, making him the first athlete from McKinney ever to earn a spot on the roster.
The 2013 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl Game, to be played on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, features the top 7th & 8th grade football players in the country. Thousands were nominated and reviewed for the honor, but only the top 50 players in the country, per grade, were selected to play in the Bowl Game.
A well-rounded player, Baul Jr. is a defensive standout at safety, and a multiple threat on the other side of the ball at wide receiver, running back and as a kick-off/punt returner.
“I am very honored and grateful to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American game,” said Baul Jr. “I would like to thank my mom and dad for the resources they gave me and helped me with along the way. I would also like to thank my coaches and trainers who helped me become who I am today. Finally, I want to thank my teachers.”
A day after the High School Senior, U.S. Army All-American Bowl game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, the top youth football players in the country will take the field in an EAST-WEST match-up unlike any other. Thousands will watch as these future high school All-Americans, college all-stars and NFL athletes step onto the gridiron to display their talents.
McKinney ISD congratulates Baul Jr. on his remarkable achievement and wishes him success when he takes the field on January 6!
For additional information on the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, visit http://www.eastbay.com/eastbayyouthallamericanbowl/ or http://www.footballuniversity.org/eastbay-youth-all-american-bowl.
Portions of this information provided by All-American Games and Football University.
Picture at top: Quedon “Q” Baul Jr. with his parents Nichol and Quedon Baul, Coach Aaron McNeil (back), Principal Melinda DeFelice (right), and the Cockrill MS cheerleaders and mascot.