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Central Freshman Jacob Miller To Play On National Stage

La Crosse, WIS. (WXOW) ---------- Central's Jacob Miller is playing America's game for America's team. The Red Raider Freshman was selected to play for USA U-16 team in the International Bowl.

To be selected Jacob had to compete in a combine in Columbus, Ohio where he had to not only stand out from over 300 athletes on the field, he also had to show he met the team's leadership, academic, and character standards.

"They look at your Twitter and Facebook to see if you have a bad attitude or see if your narcissistic or self-centered or anything like that, they want to make sure your the right player to play for them, being noticed for that makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing and I need to keep doing what I am doing," said Miller.

Jacob will spend next week out of the cold Wisconsin winter and in Arlington, Texas, where the team will practice at Cowboy Stadium, before playing the game at the University of Texas-Arlington

He won't be the only La Crosse, native to partake in the game, his long-time friend Kiante Mack, who now lives in Milwaukee also made the team, the duo are the only two Wisconsin players in the game.

"We should be that much better because we know each other and now were playing for our country," said Miller.

Miller and Mack take on team Canada wearing the Red, White, Blue Next Saturday at 7:30.

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