Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Ferris' Wilson to compete in All-American Bowl football game in Minnesota
Ferris State University senior football receiver Chris Wilson, who recently concluded his college eligibility, is taking his game to what he hopes is a higher level.
The 6-foot-7 Wilson, who played mostly at split end, is set to play in the All-American Bowl (Dec. 18) with the hopes that this college all-star game will give him some much-need
"This is a great honor for me not only to go down and to represent Ferris State, as a football player and person, but this also is an opportunity for me to showcase myself as far as making it to the next level and have a chance to play in the NFL and be a positive figure in the Big Rapids Ferris State community," Wilson said.
A native of Hingsville, Ga., Wilson had 34 catches for 457 yards with three touchdowns, during his final campaign in the 2010 season.
"When you work hard and give something your all and you see it pay off there is no greater joy," Wilson said as he also is set to graduate from Ferris' Television and Digital Media Production program this month. "Now, I have to put all the work into action and have the best game of my life on Saturday Dec 18."
Wilson hopes to have good support from Bulldog fans.
"I would love to have the support of the whole Big Rapids community and Ferris state Students and Alumni," he said.
Here is the itinerary for the All-American Bowl:
Thursday, Dec. 16
1:00 p.m. Sign-In & Jersey Pick up (Meet-N-Greet) @ Hotel
5:00-9:00 p.m Practice #1 @ Metrodome
(Players must bring: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, White Game Pants, Shoes.)
Friday, Dec. 17
9:00-1:00 Practice #2/ Combine @ Augsburg
1:00-3:00 p.m. Practice #3 @ Augsburg
5:00 p.m. Banquet
Saturday, Dec. 18
12:00 p.m. Report to Metrodome Locker Room
Enter Gate D-Park in East Bus Lot
Follow Signs & Directions to Locker Room
Team and Individual Pictures
Pre-Game warm-up and walk-through
Announcements of Players/Teams
11:00 a.m. JUCO All American Bowl
2:00 p.m. College Division II/III/Free Agent All American Bowl
5:00 p.m. College Division II/III/Free Agent All American Bowl
* Post Game Awards After Each Game
The All-American Bowl was founded in 1996 to give athletes the opportunity to compete against the best at their level in an all-star game setting. The All-American Bowl was created to fill the void of the lack of all star games available to athletes in high school, Division II, Division III, junior college and minor league football.
For complete information, visit: http://www.allamericanbowl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128:2010-metrodome-confimed-players&catid=27:2010-news&Itemid=41
Posted by Chris Wilson at 12:46 PM