The 2015 Under Armour All-America Game will be the eighth since its inception in 2008.

A laundry list of former and current SEC stars participated in the game, many of who have gone to to standout careers at their respective programs or in the NFL.

Saturday Down South looks back at the standout performers who played in the Under Armour All-America game.


Julio Jones, Alabama: Jones is a freak athlete, and the deep ball threat, for the Atlanta Falcons after being taken with the sixth pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Jones tortured SEC secondaries, helping Alabama to the 2009 BCS national championship. He was twice an All-SEC selection.

A.J. Green, Georgia: Green starred at Georgia, being named to three All-SEC teams in addition to earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2008. Green was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and currently starts for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Courtney Upshaw, Alabama: Upshaw anchored the Alabama defense in 2011, serving as the Tide’s best pass rusher. Upshaw earned first-team All-SEC and second-team All-American honors. He tallied 15.5 sacks during his final two seasons in Tuscaloosa and was the MVP of the 2011 Capital One Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens chose Upshaw with the 35th pick in the 2011 draft.


Trent Richardson, Alabama: Richardson replaced Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram at Alabama. All he did was rush for 1,640 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011 to win the Doak Walker Award. The Pensacola, Fla., native rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s national championship win in 2009. Richardson was the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts.

Sam Montgomery, LSU: Montgomery terrorized opposing quarterbacks with a team-leading seven sacks in 2012. Montgomery recorded 99 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks in three seasons in Baton Rouge.

Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina: Jeffery’s breakout season for the Gamecocks came in 2010 when he totaled 1,387 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, which earned him first-team All-SEC honors. Jeffery was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.


Dee Milliner, Alabama: Milliner starred on a loaded Alabama defense in 2012, recording 47 tackles and two interceptions. He was a finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe Award as a junior in 2013. Milliner currently plays cornerback for the New York Jets.

Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M: Joeckel solidified a Texas A&M offensive line that blocked for one of the most explosive offenses in the country highlighted by quarterback Johnny Manziel. Joeckel won the Outland Trophy in 2012, given to the nation’s top interior lineman. Joeckel plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Justin Hunter, Tennessee: Hunter broke out for the Volunteers in 2012. The Virginia Beach, Va., native caught 73 passes for 1,083 yards and nine scores. Hunter was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list. He currently plays for the Tennessee Titans.


Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina: The No. 1 player from the class of 2011 defined his South Carolina career with “The Hit” in the Outback Bowl against Michigan. Clowney won the Ted Hendricks Award, given to college football’s top defensive end. He recorded 50 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and two forced fumbles. The Houston Texans selected Clowney with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee: Johnson had a stellar senior campaign for the Volunteers. Though he was suspended for off-the-field transgressions, Johnson secured his third consecutive season with 100-plus tackles in 2014. Johnson scored six offensive touchdowns in 2012, being used in the Wildcat formation.


Amari Cooper, Alabama: 2014 was Cooper’s second in three seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving. The junior had a monster year recording 115 catches for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Miami, Fla., native is expected to be a top pick in the NFL Draft.


Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss: The nation’s top recruit has translated his success to his collegiate career. Nkemdiche snubbed in-state Georgia for Oxford, and though his numbers aren’t eye-popping, Nkemdiche has made his presence felt along the Ole Miss defensive front. The sophomore will return for the Rebels in 2015 and likely will be projected as a high-round draft pick.

Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida: Often considered the SEC’s top lockdown corner, Hargreaves had a nice sophomore year for the Gators. A native of Tampa, Fla., Hargreaves recorded two interceptions this season.

Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss: The other star in a consensus top-five recruiting class, Treadwell has evolved into Bo Wallace’s go-to target in Oxford. Treadwell had a nice season, before suffering a season-injuring leg injury against Auburn. He caught five touchdown passes and was on pace for a 1,000-yard season.


Myles Garrett, Texas A&M: Garrett had a standout freshman campaign for the Aggies, breaking the SEC freshman record for sacks. The Arlington, Texas native proved to be a force coming off the edge, and has the potential for a stellar career in College Station.

Cam Robinson, Alabama: Robinson is the man responsible for bulldozing running lanes for T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry. Robinson anchored the Crimson Tide’s offensive line from his left tackle position, providing great protection for Blake Sims.