While attending an offense-defense football camp this past week, Jalon Benson, age 11 of Rockford, was named a two time Offense-Defense All-American and was invited to participate in the 8th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. Jalon is the son of James Benson and Tirah Parham Brown of Rockford. Jalon, a 6th grader in the Harlem School District, would like to play in the NFL when he grows up or become an architect.
Jalon is a new running back for the Rockford Ravens and was selected for this honor from a group of young athletes across the country. The Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl is part of a week long series of events including the televised, 8th Annual Offense-Defense All-Amerian Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country and has featured current NFL pros such as Cam Newton, Carlos Dunlap, and Dez Bryant among others before they were collegiate stars.
Offense-Defense Sports has been running full contact football instructional camps for the past 45 years and currently operates in approximately 40 camp locations nationwide every spring and summer. For more information visit http:/www.o-d.com.
Soul News Network wishes to congratulate Jalon on this opportunity. Best of luck at the Offense-Defense Bowl!