Cy-Fair Kicker Selected to Under Armour All-America Roster

Cypress, TX News (October 22, 2015) – Cy-Fair High School senior kicker/punter Braden Mann was presented with his honorary game jersey at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2016 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in the Cy-Fair teaching theater on Oct. 21.

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The event was part of the three-month American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game, which will take place on Jan. 2 in Orlando, Fla., and be broadcast live on ESPN2.

Bobcat coaches and teammates joined media, friends and family as Mann tried on his No. 16 jersey and spoke about his selection to the team.

“It’s a dream come true to be able to play in a game with the best talent in the nation,” he said. “I’ve been watching the game since I was in sixth or seventh grade, and seeing the amount of talent that’s come out of that game is just amazing. To be able to compete on this level and be invited to the Under Armour All-America Game is an absolute honor.”

Mann, who has committed to kick for Texas A&M University in 2016, is evaluated at 5 out of 5 stars for both kicking and punting by Kohl’s Kicking Camp. He currently leads District 17-6A punters with a 44.1-yard average and a long kick of 66 yards. He has connected on 16 of 16 point-after-touchdowns (PATs) and 0 of 1 field goals. As a junior, Mann booted 46 of 48 PATs and 7 of 10 field goals.

Cy-Fair Head Coach Ed Pustejovsky said he recognized a special talent in Mann when he was a high school freshman.

“Watching him kick off and punt, I could tell by the way the ball came off his foot,” Pustejovsky said. “In his first game for us as a sophomore, he kicked a 46-yarder against Katy Taylor at Pridgeon. From then on, we had confidence in him and he had confidence in himself.

“Braden has worked hard in all areas – in the offseason, in the weight room. There’s a reason he was selected as one of our captains. He’s a tremendous leader for us with a tremendous work ethic, and he’s certainly deserving of this honor and achievement.”

For more information, visit the Under Armour All-America Football Game website.