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Provo's Ty Jones, Bingham's Jay Tufele the latest Utah athletes to represent state in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Part of the tradition of playing in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which features 100 of the nation's top high school senior football athletes, is receiving the coveted jersey.

Provo High wide receiver Ty Jones became the latest player to earn his when the University of Washington commit was presented with his jersey at the school Monday.

That comes nearly two months after Bingham defensive tackle Jay Tufele was presented his jersey in mid-October.

The pair will represent the state during the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, set for Jan. 7, 2017, at The Alamodome in San Antonio. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. MST and the game will be televised on NBC.

Jones and Tufele will play for the West squad.

Bingham head coach John Lambourne will also be there as one of the coaches for the West squad. Lambourne was named a finalist for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Coach of the Year award last Friday, and the winner will be announced the night before the game.

Jones, who was a nominee for the bowl's player of the year award, had 63 receptions for 1,522 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior for the Bulldogs. He finished his career with 2,740 receiving yards and 39 touchdowns and is set to join a Washington program next year that is making its debut in the College Football Playoff at the end of the month against Alabama.

Tufele, ranked No. 131 on the ESPN 300 2017 recruiting rankings, has yet to announce where he will play college football. He attended the Michigan-Ohio State game last month and is interested in both schools as well as Utah, BYU, USC, Washington and UCLA. Tufele finished his high school career with 130 tackles and 20.5 sacks.

Before the All-American game, though, Tufele and Lambourne will prepare for one last Bingham game. The Miners, ranked No. 11 nationally by USA Today, will play No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas Dec. 23 in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series (7:30 p.m., ESPNU) in Frisco, Texas.

Two local players represented the state at last year's All-America game: Brighton High wide receiver Simi Fehoko, a Stanford commit, and Wasatch High kicker Skyler Southam, a BYU commit. Both players are currently serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.