The 2021 high school football season has been big for Camden Fairview Cardinals quarterback Martavius Thomas in just four games.
On Wednesday, Thomas was invited to the 2021 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Game in Inglewood, California, scheduled for late December. Thomas will be one of few players in the country to come and learn from the greatest minds in football, train under elite professional players and coaches and participate in camps and a post-season bowl game.
The game is similar to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game and the Under Armour All-American Bowl game.
The first time this post-season bowl game was held was in 2017; then, future Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton was named MVP. Other high-caliber players that participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Game were the 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the year defensive end Nick Bosa; future Heisman Trophy winner and 2019 NFL MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson; and 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year running back Saquon Barkley.
Thomas's success isn't just limited to baseball, which he has already committed to play for the University of Arkansas. His list of accomplishments has included being named Offensive Player of the Week multiple times. And now, Thomas will be able to learn from some of the top developers in the sport of football in a camp that emphasizes player development.
Thomas has proven to be a high-velocity, explosive and dynamic passing and running quarterback. In the first four games of the 2021 season, Thomas has thrown for 823 yards (seventh-highest in the state of Arkansas), seven touchdowns and only two interceptions on a quarterback rating of 115.2 on 44 completions (out of 76 passing attempts). He has also rushed for 285 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries. Thomas also possesses the quick instinct to perform quickly in RPO and the ability to break down routes of his receivers and coverage schemes of opponents.
With Thomas still progressing as a quarterback for the Cardinals, he will look to use this post-season camp to potentially become a still more dangerous quarterback for Camden Fairview in his senior season next year.