MIAMI – Senior DL Lou Licciardi (East Falmouth, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College football team has been chosen to take part in the fourth annual National Bowl Game, presented by East Preps, on Sunday, Dec. 8 (12 p.m.) at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium on the campus of Florida International University.
Licciardi is one of around 100 of the best Non-FBS college football players from around the country to take part in the event. The National Bowl is the only elite Non-FBS post-season all-star game that sees scouts from several NFL teams along with the CFL, and arena leagues. The bowl rosters are unique in that they give the NFL, CFL, and additional scouts a chance to view and get to know some of the best players from smaller schools many college football fans may not have even heard of.
Licciard played in all 11 games this season for the Hawks and ranked fifth on the team with 46 tackles, including 25 solo stops. He led the team and was third in the conference with 14.0 tackles for a loss, while his 1.3 tackles-for-loss per game were third best in the league and 58th, nationally. Licciardi also tied for the team lead with 2.5 sacks, in addition to forcing a fumble.
This year the National Bowl will be head coached by award-winning and 18-year NFL veteran coach Mike Stock, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, while another team will be headed by coach Chris Thompson of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, who is a veteran pro arena head coach with AFL experience. Former NFL defensive back Jerron Wishom, who played for four NFL teams will assist with coaching while seven-year NFL veteran running back of the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins, Donnell Bennett Jr., will also assist with coaching to give this year's game a star-studded coaching lineup.
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