FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Akial Byers has been waiting for the chance to play with the nations best and now that is a step closer to happening.
The Fayetteville defensive tackle was presented a honorary jersey for the 2017 Under Armour All-America game that will be played on New Year's Day in Orlando, Fla.
"It feels, I mean, it's good.," Byers said. "I feel like I'm an All-American Under Armour player now. I'm a part of the team, it feels good."
Byers is one of more than 100 players selected to play in the 10th annual Under Armour All-American game. It will be broadcast live on ESPN.
“Dreams are not wishes; dreams are not achieved without a plan, a lot of hard work and dedication,” said Telisa Yancy, chief marketing officer for American Family Insurance. “American Family Insurance is honored to celebrate the achievements of these young student-athletes who pursue their dreams tirelessly and make the commitment to do whatever it takes to make them come true.”