Posted: 6:55 pm Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Matt Burke, Keith Bryant receive U.S. Army All-American jerseys 

By Matt Porter

The U.S. Army was on the ground in Palm Beach County today for football purposes.

Army representatives presented two seniors, Cardinal Newman’s Matt Burke and Atlantic’s Keith Bryant, with jerseys for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Burke, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound tight end, and Bryant, a 6-2, 305-pound defensive tackle, will play in the game along with American Heritage running back Greg Bryant, whose ceremony was held several weeks ago.

It is the first time Palm Beach County has had three Army All-Americans in the same year. Glades Day senior running back Kelvin Taylor is also an All-American; he committed to play in the Under Armour All-America Game.

According to Rivals.com, Keith Bryant is Atlantic’s first Army All-American. According to Cardinal Newman coach Steve Walsh, Burke is Newman’s second Army All-American (Brendan Gibbons, 2009)

Cardinal Newman's Matt Burke (left) and Atlantic's Keith Bryant

Cardinal Newman's Matt Burke (left) and Atlantic's Keith Bryant

Atlantic's Keith Bryant (center) receives his Army All-American jersey Monday in a ceremony at Atlantic High.

Atlantic's Keith Bryant (center) receives his Army All-American jersey Monday in a ceremony at Atlantic High.

Cardinal Newman's Matt Burke (left) receives his Army All-American jersey Monday in a ceremony at Cardinal Newman High.

Cardinal Newman's Matt Burke (left) receives his Army All-American jersey Monday in a ceremony at Cardinal Newman High.