The Mountain Pointe duo of Natrell Curtis and Jalen Brown keep getting national attention.

They are two of the eight players from Arizona's top senior football players who have been nominated to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Those nominated, should the make the final selection, will have the chance to showcase their talents on Saturday, January 4, 2014, in the annual East vs. West match-up, televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST.

A list of the nominees can be accessed by visiting Below are the 8 Phoenix area nominees.

The list of others are quarterback Kyle Allen, Desert Mountain; wide receiver Mark Andrews, Desert Mountain; defensive lineman Cunningham Qualen, Hamilton; offensive lineman Layth Freikh, Centennial; defensive back J.R. Hunt, Chandler; offensive lineman Casey Tucker, Hamilton;

The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, 247Sports – the Bowl’s official online recruiting network -- and All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country.

Of the 400 nominees, 90 will be selected and invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

The next step for the nominees occurs in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins.

Player finalists along with U.S. Army All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the Fall, with the Selection Tour ending in early December.

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