Almost 70 College All Star Bowl alums get NFL shots

May 21, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC – Sixty-eight athletes who took part in the 2014 College All Star Bowl participated in NFL rookie camps this week as draftees, free agent signees and invitees.

“Our number one goal has been to create opportunities for college football players in the NFL and beyond ever since we launched The College All Star Bowl: NFL Showcase and Leadership Conference in Greenville,” said David Wyatt, the game’s director. “In just our second year, we have surpassed all our projections solidifying our national reputation.”

Among the 68 players were three players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft: Marquis Flowers of Arizona (Cincinnati Bengals), Mitchell Van Dyke of Portland State (St. Louis Rams) and Will Smith of Texas Tech (Dallas Cowboys).  In addition, College All Star Bowl alums went to camps with 28 NFL teams.

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The 2014 College All Star Bowl was played February 14 at Furman University. The Nationals team was led by National Champion coach Danny Ford, against the Americans coached by College Football Hall of Famer Willie Jeffries. The game’s MVP, Greg Ducre of Washington signed with the Chargers.

Wyatt said organizers have started planning the 2015 game.

“The College All Star Bowl has become a preeminent college football showcase and leadership conference,” he said. “It has been an honor to work with NFL legend Sam Wyche and I am excited that we are well on our way to pioneering the new generation of all-star game.”