SENIOR BOWL GAME All-Star Team

By | January 29, 2018

I wanted to wait until I got back to my home in Florida to select my final Game All-Star team, so that I could watch the game tape at least once. Working in a radio broadcast booth does not always allow for specific player watching since the broadcast follows the ball primarily. I would also note that many of the OL played multiple positions. So I have them selected pretty much based on their overall play, not where they started or finished the game. Please also note that if you missed a favorite player on the field Saturday it may not be because of late injury, or their departure from Mobile. By Friday the flu was running rampant in the Mobile area, and had begun to get into the player ranks. Thus more players than expected were not available to play in the contest itself. There were many fine performances, and/or flash moments in the game, but I have no honorable mention this year.

QB KYLE LAULETTA #5 RICHMOND After the North almost tied the game KYLE put the game away.
RB RASHAAD PENNY #20 S.D. State Ran & caught well, with maybe more speed than some thought.
RB KALEN BALLAGE #27 ARIZONA ST Fine run/catch option in a big framed body.
WR TRE’QUAN SMITH #4 UCF Great hands & leaping ability led to 5 catches, including a TD.
WR MICHAEL GALLUP #84 COLORADO ST Solid run after catch player. Showed reliable hands.
WR D.J. CHARK #7 LSU Nice route running & showed that 3rd gear speed. Special Teams ace.
TE MIKE GESICKI #88 PENN ST Had several “almost” catches to go with 3. Deep threat for TE.
T BRANDON PARKER #72 NC A&T Showed his athleticism & length. Just needs more bulk.
T JOSEPH NOTEBOOM #68 TCU Proved he had solid skills, even though not a practice star.
G WILL HERNANDEZ #76 UTEP Powerful/massive man who showed he can move for his size.
G ALEX CAPPA #71 HUMBOLDT ST Wild man at times, but is good athlete. Best inside.
C AUSTIN CORBETT #73 NEVADA Played everywhere in practice, but excels in the middle.

DE MARCUS DAVENPORT #93 UTSA Disappointed in practice but was dominant on game day.
DE JALYN HOLMES #91 Ohio State Displayed his skills as a pass rusher all day long: 2 SACKS.
DT POONA FORD #95 TEXAS Short & stout with that low center of gravity to frustrate blockers.
DT JUSTIN JONES #27 NC State Stout body who can penetrate and did so often in game.
LB DARIUS LEONARD #50 SC State Used his athleticism to record 14 tackles.He was everywhere.
LB NICK DeLUCA #49 ND State Smart & athletic player rewarded WENTZ for his phone call to Phil.
LB OREN BRUKS #53 Vandy Last man added to roster and stepped up with 6 Tackles, 2 TFL.
CB M.J. STEWART #26 UNC Played on a bad team last season, but showed his coverage skills.
CB JAMARCUS KING #7 USC Showed good cover skills & tipped end zone throw that was picked.
NB MICHAEL JOSEPH #22 DUBUQUE Smallest school guy has food cover & tackling skills.
S TRAYVON HENDERSON #39 Hawaii Led North with 10 tackles and a PBU. Physical player.
S JEREMY REAVES #14 USA Playing on his home field he led South D with 8 tackles, INT.

If you want more details, including game day stats, you can find them by going to seniorbowl.com website for more game info.

Cheers

Pigskin