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.
A Badger balling on the big stage— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) January 5, 2019
Congrats to Graham Mertz on winning All-American Bowl MVP, throwing for a record five touchdown passes and also breaking the game’s yards record
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Mertz even got a shout out from NFL MVP candidate and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
@GrahamMertz5 with 5tds in the army all American game.! Not bad at all!— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) January 5, 2019