2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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19Jan 2013
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2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Michigan offensive lineman Elliott Mealer will play in tonight’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 9:00 p.m. EST this evening.  There are several notable players for Michigan fans:

Will Compton – LB – Nebraska
Dayne Crist – QB – Kansas/Notre Dame*
Pete Massaro – DE – Penn State
Sam McGuffie – WR – Rice/Michigan*
Elliott Mealer – OT – Michigan*
Marsalis Teague – CB – Tennessee*
Vaughn Telemaque – S – Miami*
Michael Zordich – FB – Penn State*

Benjamin Cotton – TE – Nebraska
Marcus Cromartie – CB – Wisconsin
Byron Jerideau – DT – South Carolina
Orhian Johnson – S – Ohio State
Sean Stanley – LB – Penn State

*Recruited by Michigan

23Jan 2012
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All-Star Game Recaps

Kevin Koger caught only one pass for eight yards in Saturday’s East-West Shrine game, but he impressed during the week leading up to the event and is the first player mentioned in a Sports Illustrated article identifying the game’s 10 best practice performers. Koger played fullback and H-back for the West, notching a key block on Tyler Hansen’s quarterback draw touchdown run and showing some awareness by picking up a botched snap exchange. SI writer Tony Pauline has this to say about the four-year starter:

“Koger was lost for much of the past three seasons in a Michigan offense that had little use for a tight end, but he displayed NFL ability in a big way. Koger was a dominant blocker all practice long, stopping opponents dead in their tracks. He made a terrific 25-yard reception down the seam in scrimmage, displaying natural pass catching skills. Koger lacks the foot speed to be a true down field threat, but at a position that’s thin on talent in April’s draft, he could be the biggest sleeper of them all.”

SI’s list of practice standouts also praises Iowa cornerback Shaun Prater and Michigan State wide receiver BJ Cunningham. Junior Hemingway wasn’t mentioned in the article, and he didn’t get to play in the Shrine Game, either, due to a hamstring injury. Koger’s West team won the game, 24-17.

Michael Shaw tried to turn some NFL heads while playing in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tuscon, Arizona last week. His Stars (East) team was defeated on a late touchdown from the Stripes (West), 24-21, but Shaw gained 29 yards on seven carries in the game, including a 16 yard run. In an interview with the Tuscon Citizen, Shaw spoke positively of Rich Rodriguez, saying that he expects his former coach to compete well against Oregon and USC in the Pac 12. He also spoke about his running style and what he’s trying to prove to NFL scouts.

“I want to show them that I’m an every-down back. I have speed, but I don’t want speed to be my crutch. I love to run inside. I love to be physical.”

Martavious Odoms caught one pass for 23 yards in the Battle of Florida All-Star Game. His South team, coached by Miami Hurricanes legend Howard Schnellenberger, was rolled, 51-3, by Bobby Bowden’s North squad. Marell Evans was scheduled to compete in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, but no statistics appear to be available for him (EDIT: According to Evans’s Twitter, he made 9 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pass breakup. -Thunder).

15Jan 2012
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NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Marell Evans (#9) will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.  Michigan linebacker Marell Evans will be participating, despite being ineligible this past season after transferring back to Michigan from Hampton.

Players who might be of interest to Michigan fans:

DeMarlo Belcher – WR – Indiana
Jarrett Boykin – WR – Virginia Tech
Mike Caputo – OG – Nebraska
Marell Evans – LB – Michigan
Jason Ford – RB – Illinois
Gerald Gooden – DE – Purdue
Da’Jon McKnight – WR – Minnesota
Bryce McNaul – LB – Northwestern
Andrew Szczerba – TE – Penn State