Local HS football star to play in Under Armour All-America game

POSTED: 7:58 AM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 5:13 PM Sep 20 2013

A local high school football player has been selected to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in Florida.

A ceremony was held at Swansboro High School Friday afternoon to present an honorary game jersey to Pirates star De'Andre Thompkins.

The senior has led Swansboro High School to a 3-1 record so far this season. During those four games, Thompkins tallied 192 rushing yards for two touchdowns and 144 receiving yards for three TDs.

The 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game is sponsored by American Family Insurance. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Thompkins and the Pirates will be playing against Croatan High School (0-4) Friday night. Catch the highlights on The Blitz at 11:15 p.m. on NewsChannel 12.