For Immediate Release
December 28, 2016
NOLAN DOWLING, RODERICK HENDERSON, TRE’VON JOHNSON, ARTHUR MAULET, DARREUS ROGERS 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 Western Kentucky long snapper Nolan Dowling, Alabama State defensive lineman Roderick Henderson, Weber State linebacker Tre’von Johnson, Memphis defensive back Arthur Maulet, and USC wide receiver Darreus Rogers.
Highlights from the five committed players include:
- Seeing action in all 14 games this season, Dowling was a steady force for the Hilltoppers.
- With 35 tackles (including 12.5 for loss) and one sack, the 6-foot-1, 352-pound Henderson made his presence felt on the Hornets defensive line.
- Johnson has tallied 92 tackles (including 12.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks and four pass breakups through 12 games this season for the Wildcats.
- Maulet totaled 72 tackles and 4.5 sacks to go with two interceptions and 13 pass breakups for the Tigers defense.
- With 654 yards on 51 receptions, Rogers led the Trojan offense with an average of 12.8 yards per reception through 12 games this season. He also added three touchdowns.
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).