For Immediate Release
December 20, 2016
JAMAL AGNEW, DEVIN CHAPPELL, ADRIAN COLBERT, CHRIS FRASER, PAT O’CONNOR 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 San Diego defensive back Jamal Agnew, Oregon State defensive back Devin Chappell, Miami defensive back Adrian Colbert, Cornell punter Chris Fraser, Eastern Michigan defensive lineman Pat O’Connor.
Highlights from the five committed players include:
- Agnew recorded 31 tackles, two interceptions and a blocked kick to earn team Defensive MVP honors. The senior also had 11 pass breakups, pushing his career total to a school record of 48.
- The versatile Chappell tied a school single-season record with six forced fumbles to go with 77 tackles (including six for loss), one sack, one interception and two fumble recoveries for the Beavers.
- After transferring from Texas to be a graduate student at Miami, Colbert was limited to three games this fall due to injury, but he made his presence felt at the cornerback position with 18 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups.
- Fraser used his booming leg to average 41.9 yards per punt with a long of 67 yards and earned his fourth nod to the All-Ivy League first team.
- O’Connor led the Eagles with eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in 12 games this season. He also had 38 tackles and five forced fumbles.
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).