Briar Woods senior WR/DB Alex Carter was invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. (Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)

Carter’s emergence during the Falcons’ run to the 2010 Virginia AA Division 4 title and his showings at camps in the offseason drew 12 major Division 1 offers, and now the accolades are rolling in as well.

Earlier this month the 6-foot, 185-pound playmaker was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The prestigious event has featured multiple Heisman Trophy winners and more than 100 current NFL players and should provide an exiciting coda to Carter’s high school career.

The Falcons open their 2011 campaign with a rematch of last year’s Region II title game against Ashburn rivals Broad Run.

Carter caught 48 passes for 750 yards and four touchdowns last season, rushed for 235 yards and four more scores and finished the season with 11 total touchdowns. He’ll be a key component in the Falcons’ passing game this fall and moves from cornerback to safety defensively.