2013 College Football All-Star Games with University of Michigan Connections

Submitted by chatster on January 16th, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Already posted in other thread, but provided here at the request of other posters (apologies for some redundancy):

Baylor’s Darryl Stonum (ex-Wolverine) played for the West team that beat the East 40-7 in the Casino Del Sol game on January 11 in Tucson. Kansas QB Dayne Crist (formerly of Notre Dame) also played for the West. Link to article about Stonum: http://azstarnet.com/sports/football/college/casino-del-sol-all-star-game-ex-richrod-player-seeking/article_d45c0ddf-76cb-5fb6-a0f8-1867dd40e5ca.html 

The Raycom College All-Star Classic, with Roy Roundtree playing for the Stripes team (wearing number 89; being coached by Head Coach Dan Reeves and wide receivers coach Keenan McCardle; and catching passes from Iowa’s James Vandenberg and Purdue’s Robert Marve - but playing in a red uniform, perhaps as a tribute/throwback to his Trotwood-Madison HS playing days), will be played on January 19 in Montgomery, Alabama (TV: CBS Sports Network at 3 PM) Link to the game’s website:http://collegeallstargame.com/

The East-West Shrine All-Star Game, with Will Campbell playing for the West team (wearing number 73) along with ex-Wolverine Dann O’Neill (Western Michigan offensive tackle) will be played on January 19 in St. Petersburg (TV: NFL Network at 4 PM) Craig Roh had been listed on the game’s roster, but he’s elected to train for the NFL Draft in Arizona with Kenny Demens, J. T. Floyd and (strangely) MSU’s Will Gholston. Link to the game’s website:http://www.shrinegame.com/

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, with Elliott Mealer playing for the National team (wearing number 76 and playing offensive tackle) along with Rice’s Sam McGuffie (ex-Wolverine, wearing number 81) will be played on January 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and televised on ESPN2 at 5:00 p. m. EST. Link to the game’s website: http://collegiate.nflpa.com/#!home 

The Senior Bowl, with Denard Robinson playing wide receiver, will be played on January 26 in Mobile, Alabama (TV: NFL Network at 4 PM) Not sure if they’ve assigned teams yet, but assume that Denard is on the North roster. His quarterbacks could be Mike Glennon - NC State, Zac Dysert - Miami (OH) and Ryan Nassib - Syracuse. Landry Jones - Oklahoma, E. J. Manuel - Florida State and Tyler Wilson - Arkansas are the other quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl. Link to the game’s website:http://www.seniorbowl.com/ 

The Texas vs. The Nation game, with Jordan Kovacs playing safety for the Nation team (with Penn State’s Matt McGloin at quarterback), will be played on February 2 in Allen, Texas. (TV: Fox Sports at 2:30 PM) Link to the game’s website:http://www.texasvsthenation.com 


Unfiltered Manball

January 16th, 2013 at 6:30 PM ^

seniors as collegians.  Most have respresented Michigan well over the years.  Best of luck to all of them in whatever they do from here on out.  


I believe Gholston was befriended with the intention of taking him out into the middle of the Arizona desert to be roundly beaten and left there.


January 16th, 2013 at 8:34 PM ^

With Chip Kelly at the Eagles, is there a chance Denard goes in the second or third round and is used as a QB?  To me, watching Russell Wilson has dampened the notion that he is "too small."  Denard has a ways to go before his throwing is as accurate as RGIII, Kaepernick, Cam Newton, or Wilson, but maybe he has a shot.     


January 16th, 2013 at 9:18 PM ^

This is very helpful information and thank you for compiling it for the board. It will be great to see these seniors play one more time, even if not in a Michigan uniform necessarily. They stuck with the program through change and adversity and helped to shape the future of it as well. 

User -not THAT user

January 17th, 2013 at 4:00 PM ^

One of the traditions that's developed over the recent years where players bring extra helmet logo stickers and trade/give them away with other guys playing in the game.  Does Michigan have a policy, official or otherwise, about "desecrating" the Helm of Wings with such frippery?