St. Joe Flyer Monroe Hobbs participates in the All-American Bowl game

Hobbs started in the Offensive and Defensive All-American Bowl game in So-Fi Stadium in California

Monroe Hobbs from, St. Joseph High School, went to California over the Christmas break to play in the Offensive and Defensive All-American Bowl at the new So-Fi Stadium.

The game was played where NFL teams the Chargers and Rams play their home games. Hobbs was invited to play in the prestigious game after the Flyers took on the Van Vleck Leopards in the regular season. He received an email asking if he wished to attend the game, which he had mixed emotions about since he and his team had just lost to the Leopards. Student-athletes from all around the nation are invited from both public and private schools based on their grades, community service and performance on the football field. Hobbs was fortunate enough to start in the bowl game at linebacker and said this is a memory he’ll remember forever. If Hobbs had to choose between AT&T stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys or So-Fi Stadium, he would choose So-Fi.

“It’s kind of hard because being in Texas you see AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys Stadium, you see the star and you think of Terrell Owens standing in the middle of it, said Hobs. But being in So-Fi Stadium it just feels so much bigger and open.”

Currently Hobbs has three offers to play college football. he has one from Taber College in Hillsboro, Kansas, Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He hasn’t decided where he plans on committing to yet, but he has learned how to sell himself to colleges and to stay in shape and practice better eating habits.

“My favorite moment would probably be right when me and my team ran out from the Rams tunnel, said Hobbs. We went from their locker room to the tunnel we were all there suited up. They had smoke coming out the tunnel where we all just ran to the middle of the field and we were just so hyped it was awesome, it was probably my favorite part.”

Former All-American Bowl participants include, Giants running back Saquan Barkley, and former Heisman winners, in Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.