For Immediate Release
December 23, 2016
COLLIN BEVINS, JORDAN BURTON, ANDREW EIDE, GABE MARKS, AND LUKE WACHA COMMIT TO 2017 NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL
The NFL Players Association is proud to announce the next set of player commitments to the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Joining the National and American team rosters are Northwest Missouri State defensive lineman Collin Bevins, Oklahoma State linebacker Jordan Burton, BYU offensive lineman Andrew Eide, Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks, and Wyoming linebacker Luke Wacha.
Highlights from the five committed players include:
- As a defensive lineman for the Bearcats, Bevins had 61 tackles, including 15.5 for loss. He also had eight sacks and 14 quarterback hurries.
- Burton totaled 59 tackles, one sack and two interceptions through 11 games this season for the Cowboys.
- Eide paved the way for the Cougar offense, which ran for 2,615 yards and scored 28 rushing touchdowns this season.
- After electing to come back for his senior season with the Cougars, Marks led his team with 85 receptions for 867 yards and 13 touchdowns through 12 games.
- Through 14 games this season, Wacha has tallied 108 tackles, including nine for loss, and three sacks.
In this year’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Mike Martz will look to defend his 2016 National Team title against Jim Zorn’s American Team at StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills. The Jan. 21 game will be broadcast by Fox Sports on FS1 with kickoff slated for 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST.
About the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl:
Founded in 2012, the annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape. Participants in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl have the unique opportunity to network with and learn from current and former NFL players. These veterans provide players with first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off the field. Since its inception, many players have gone on to begin careers in professional football, with notable Collegiate Bowl alumni including Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin (2016 alum), San Diego Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown (2016), Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley (2015) and Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King (2012).