2015 WVUPros College Football All-Star Game Preview
Although the college football season is all but over, many of the top senior players from around the country will play one final game before they move on towards a possible career in professional football. West Virginia graduates Mark Glowinski, Mario Alford, Shaq Riddick, and Kevin White have each been selected to participate in one of the four college football all-star games taking place this month. Each player will have the opportunity to not only go up against some of the very best in the country, but also play in front of real-life NFL scouts.
Here at WVUPros.com, we have you covered for all of these games as we take a look at where each Mountaineer will play. Also, all relevant information pertaining to the games (time, date, location, etc.) are included.
Medal of Honor Bowl- DE Shaq Riddick
The transfer senior out of Akron, OH was outstanding on the defensive side of the ball in his one and only season in the WVU football program. This past fall, Riddick recorded 27 tackles (24 solo, 3 assisted), and recorded a team-leading seven sacks. Currently, this past season’s Big XII Defensive Newcomer of the Year is currently ranked as the 230th best prospect in this year’s draft class. He is projected to be selected sometime during rounds 6 and 7. Riddick will play on team National in Saturday’s Medal of Honor Bowl. The game will be played today, January 10th at 2:30PM. NBC Sports Network will be televising the game from Johnson Hangood Stadium in Charleston, SC.
East-West Shrine Game- OG Mark Glowinski:
The first team All-ECAC selection will be representing the team in one of the country’s top College Football All-Star games. Glowinski was a two-year starter during his time in the WVU football program, and will look to be just as serviceable at the next level. Currently, Glowinski is projected to go undrafted as he is ranked as the 452nd best prospect for this year’s draft. Glowinski will relish the opportunity to turn some heads at the Shrine game as he looks to put himself on the radar of an NFL team. Glowinski will play for the East team in this year’s Shrine game. The game is scheduled for next Saturday, January 17th at 4:00PM. The game will be played at the home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field), while the NFL Network will handle the exclusive television broadcast.
NFLPA Collegiate Bowl- WR Mario Alford:
Alford was simply explosive in his second and final season at WVU. The 5’8”, 178 pound native of Greenville, GA finished second on the team in receiving with 945 yards, while recording a team-best 11 touchdown receptions in a turnaround season for the entire program. Alford committed to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on December 18th, but has yet to be put on one of the two teams (American or National). “Super Mario” is currently projected to go undrafted, but might be able to change that with his incredible speed once he goes on showcase at the scouting combine. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is also scheduled for next Saturday, January 17th at 4:00PM. ESPN2 will televise the game from the Stub Hub Center in beautiful Carson, CA.
Senior Bowl- WR Kevin White:
Kevin White is well on his way to following in the footsteps of Tavon Austin as he is currently projected to go in the first round (15th overall) of this year’s NFL draft. The 6’3”, 209 pound wide-out was the top star on a resurgent Mountaineer team from this past fall. The Macugnie, PA native registered a team-high 1,447 receiving yards (second most in WVU history) along with 10 touchdown receptions. He earned both first team All-ECAC and All-Big XII honors following a stellar second season in old Gold and Blue, and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff award (nation’s top receiver). White will either be on the North or the South team in this year’s Senior Bowl. The game is scheduled for Saturday, January 24th at 4:00PM. NFL Network will be televising the game live from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL.
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