Badger commit Mertz named All-American Bowl MVP, breaks records

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SAN ANTONIO (WMTV) -- After putting up 188 passing yards and five touchdown passes, Wisconsin recruit and East QB Graham Mertz was named MVP of the 2019 All-American Bowl Saturday afternoon.

Mertz did more than participate in the showcase in San Antonio, Tex., he dominated. The future Wisconsin Badger tossed scores to highly touted recruits such as University of Georgia receiver Dom Blaylock.

A Kansas native, Mertz threw for 5 touchdown passes, an All-American bowl record. The previous record was three, which he reached before halftime. His performance led the East team to a victory over the West, 48-14.

Mertz also broke the game's yards record.

Mertz even got a shout out from NFL MVP candidate and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.