For Immediate Release
January 9, 2017
KENDRICK BOURNE, RILEY BULLOUGH, JAKOB ELDRENKAMP, JAY GUILLERMO II, ANDREAS KNAPPE 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 Eastern Washington wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, Michigan State linebacker Riley Bullough, Washington offensive lineman Jake Eldrenkamp, Clemson offensive lineman Jay Guillermo and Connecticut offensive lineman Andreas Knappe.
Highlights from the six committed players include:
- Bourne put up big numbers for the Eagles, snagging 79 catches for 1,201 yards and seven touchdowns.
- As a senior, Bullough finished second on the Spartans with 6.5 tackles for loss and third on the team with 76 total tackles despite missing three games.
- Eldrenkamp not only helped his team rush for 2,774 yards and 24 touchdowns en route to the College Football Playoff semifinals, but he also became the first Washington football player to win the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
- As a first-team All-ACC selection, Guillermo helped paved the way for Clemson to rush for 2,452 yards and 28 touchdowns entering its second straight College Football Playoff final appearance.
- Knappe opened holes along the offensive line to help Connecticut accumulate 1,408 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground this season.
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 1:15 p.m. PST/4:15 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).