All-American Bowl Jersey Presentation for Don Chaney Jr.
Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
Belen Jesuit is proud to announce that senior Don Chaney Jr. has been selected for the 2020 All-American Bowl. He is the first football player in Belen history to be chosen for this honor. Chaney, Jr. was presented with his jersey during a special pep rally on November 8th.
“I want to thank my parents, my Belen community, teammates and coaches for all they’ve done for me,” said Chaney, Jr after he accepted the jersey. “It’s been a wild ride and I want everyone to know that this Belen journey has been the best brotherhood I’ve ever had and I’m so grateful.”
Chaney, Jr. now joins an elite fraternity of athletes to have played in the All-American Bowl, including Reggie Bush, Tim Tebow, Joe Thomas, Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr., Trevor Lawrence, and countless others that have gone on to play at the next levels.
“Don has been playing on the varsity football team for many years, but the fact is that he has been successful both on and off the field,” said Jose E. Roca, principal. “We always reinforce at school how we have to use our skills to the very best of our abilities. Don uses his talents, but without the hard work, you can not accomplish what God wants us to accomplish. We believe that Don has done this by using his God-given talents to the best of his abilities.”
The 2020 All-American Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 in San Antonio, TX, Live on NBC. Click here to watch the video of the presentation.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.