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Friday, March 25, 2011

Cactus Bowl,Eastham Energy and HBCU Notes NFL Draft

Cactus Bowl…
The Cactus Bowl donates profits to the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children
throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The game was played on
January 7, 2011 at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. The two teams
feature 88 Division II players from all over the country. The game started out
as the Snow Bowl in Fargo, North Dakota in 1994. In 2001 the game was
moved to Kingsville, Texas – hence the name change to the Cactus Bowl. The
Snow Bowl and Cactus Bowl have one common slogan “the best players
you’ve never seen.” The top prospects who have a chance to be in a camp are:
Marc Schiechl (Colorado School of Mines) OB, 6025, 244, 4.75/40. LJ
Castile (Delta State) WR, 6017, 220, 4.65/40. Jesse Poku (Eastern New
Mexico) WR, 6010, 210, 4.55/40. Fred Williams (St. Cloud State) WR,
5110, 190, 4.56/40. Adam Bighill (Central Washington) LB, 5093, 225, 4.79/
40. Ryan Travis (West Liberty State) TE, 6017, 236, 4.75/40, hands 10”.
Cameron Bradfield (Grand Valley State) OG, 6043, 296, 5.35/40.

Eastham Energy College All-Star Game…
The first year all-star game was held January 23, 2011 at Sun Devil Stadium in
Tempe, Arizona. The Stripes beat the Stars 40-34. Spread passing game
innovator, Hal Mumme, was the head coach of the Stripes’ team. Joe Moglia,
a football coach/businessman who most recently was president and head
coach of the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks, coached the Stars’ team.Adam Weber
(Minnesota) and Jeremiah Masoli (Mississippi)
quarterbacked the two squads. Weber completed 17 passes for 163 yards
and ran for two touchdowns for the Stars. Oregon transfer, Masoli, passed
for 229 yards for the Stripes. Jonathan Williams (East Carolina) 5114,
216, 4.62 was the game’s leading rusher with 72 yards in 11 carries.
Alexander Robinson (Iowa State) 5091, 205 rushed for 43 yards and one
touchdown. Top prospects who have a chance to be in a camp include the
following: Dontavia Bogan (South Florida) WR, 6002, 185, ran 4.52 on
grass, DuJuan Harris (Troy State) RB, 5072, 195, 4.48, hands 10 1/8”,
Will Yeatman (Maryland) TE, 606, 273, transfer from Notre Dame.
James Dockery (Oregon State) DC, 6011, 175, 4.55, Johnny Culbreath
(South Carolina State) OT, 6050, 290, arms 35 3/8”, hands 10”, Cory
Brandon (Oklahoma) OT, 6064, 318, 5.30.

HBCU Senior Bowl…
The second annual Russell Athletic HBCU Senior Bowl is a showcase for
the Historical Black College and Universities senior football players. A
one day Combine administered by National Football Scouting was held
with all 32 NFL teams represented. The players also received training in
the areas of finance, representation, and post football skills. The game
was played on 12/18/10. The format was East versus West. All players
who participated are draft eligible seniors. Two players were drafted and
16 signed free agent contracts from the 2009 game. The proceeds from the
game will benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The top prospects
who have a chance to be in a camp are: DeAngelo Branche (Norfolk
State) RB, 5103, 195, 4.55, Dejuan Fulghum (Texas Southern) OB,
6000, 230, 4.69, Malcolm Jenkins (Elizabeth City State) OB, 6034,
230, 4.80, David Mims (Virginia Union) OT, 6083, 350, 5.75, arms 36
½”, hands 9 3/8”, Ricardo Lockette (Ft. Valley State) WR, 6021, 207,
4.55, arms 33 ½, hands 9 7/8”, Ibrahim Abdulai (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
DT, 6022, 311, 5.20, arms 32 ¼”, hands 9 1/8”.