Jan. 3, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NFL Players Association has announced that Fresno State outside linebacker Tristan Okpalaugo and running back Robbie Rouse have committed to play in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. PT and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Rouse finished his Bulldog career owning 10 school records, including the school's all-time rushing mark of 4,647 yards. He was a first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2012 when he ran for 1,490 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 63 passes for 435 yards and two scores out of the backfield.
Okpalaugo was nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, which honors outstanding walk-ons. He recorded a season-best nine tackles against the stout Oregon offense, including four tackles for a loss of 16 yards and one fumble recovery. He finished the 2012 season with 52 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks. He also intercepted one pass, which he returned 21 yards for a touchdown at Tulsa.
For one week preceding the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the union - the primary resource for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in post-football careers.
Pro-football players and coaching legends will work with the game's future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams. Player Ambassadors for the game include former NFL players Terrell Davis, Hank Baskett, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Andre Reed and former Bulldog Lorenzo Neal.
"Discover Fresno State Football" - The flagship radio station of Fresno State Football is KMJ 580 AM and the Spanish Flagship is KGST-AM "ESPN Deportes".
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