John Outlaw and the Lufkin football coaching staff coached the West team in the inaugural Offense Defense All-American Bowl. The Bowl game showcased some of the best high school football seniors in the country. Joining Outlaw was Lufkin wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant caught a second quarter touchdown pass to give the West a 14-to-7 halftime lead. However the East team scored 21 unanswered points to win 28-to-14. The game was played in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and televised on ESPNU.