Minneapolis, Minn. -- Senior cornerback Mark Colantonio (Londonderry, N.H.) took part in the 2010 All-American Bowl, held last week at the Gibson-Nagurski Fieldhouse at the University of Minnesota. The game was originally scheduled to take place in the Metrodome, but was relocated due to the collapse of the dome last week after a heavy snowstorm hit the area.
The event consisted of two games featuring a mix of Division I, Division II and Division III players on each team. Colantonio took part in game two of the day and was part of the Stars Team, taking on the red Stripes team. The Stripes team rallied from a 10-3 halftime deficit to take a 30-10 over Colantonio's Star's team in the game that was founded in 1996 and has featured a number of players who have gone on to the NFL and other professional football leagues.
"Playing in this type of game was a good experience because I was able to meet other football players from around the country," said Colantonio. "It was a good indicator of where I stand as a player amongst the top Division II and Division III players. This game was a lot of fun just to be back out on the gridiron doing what I enjoy most."
Colantonio started at cornerback in the game, registering five tackles and nearly returning a punt for a touchdown. Colantonio fielded the punt at the 12-yard line and found a seam up the far sideline before being forced out of bounds by a pair of defenders.
For more information, visit the official web site of the game at www.allamericanbowl.com.