Jan. 25, 2011
2011 NFLPA "Texas vs. the Nation" All-Star Game
Purchase Tickets in Bryant, Davie's Behalf to Donate To Military, Children in San Antonio Area
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern defensive lineman Corbin Bryant and linebacker Quentin Davie will team up one last time as both have been invited to participate in the NFL Players Association All-Star game on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The game, in its fifth year of existence, pits the top collegiate seniors who either hail from Texas or played their collegiate ball in the Lone Star state against those from the rest of the nation. Bryant and Davie will represent the "Texas" team, and will be coached by Bill Bates, the father of current Wildcat defensive back Hunter Bates.
Both Bryant and Davie capped their Northwestern careers with impressive 2010 campaigns. Bryant posted 25 tackles as a senior including 8.5 for loss, a sack and an interception, and was named to the AFCA Good Works Team. Davie's 71 tackles ranked third on the team as he added three interceptions and 1.5 sacks. The duo served as defensive captains in helping lead Northwestern to its third-straight bowl game for the first time in program history.
The game has grown dramatically since the inaugural contest in 2007, as attendance tripled in just two seasons with over 40,000 fans attending the game in 2009. The game has placed countless of its participants in the NFL, as 93 percent of the participants in the 2009 game signed professional contracts. The all-time series between Texas and the Nation is tied at two victories apiece.
The game will air live at 1 p.m. CT on CBS College Sports. Fans who cannot make the game are encouraged to purchase tickets on behalf of Bryant and Davie, with the tickets then being donated to unemployed workers, military personnel and youth programs in the San Antonio area.
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