WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NFL Players Association is proud to announce that MARQUISE GOODWIN of Texas has committed to playing in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
The Garland, Texas star wide receiver will be one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, January 19 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, January 17.
Goodwin is a world-class track and field Olympian who represented the United States in the long jump at the 2012 Summer Games in London. The U.S. Olympic Trials champion amassed 21 starts for the Longhorns at wide receiver and currently ranks 11th on the Texas career receptions list (116) and sixth on the school’s career kickoff return yards list (985). The four-time member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll also earned national All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA.
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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, Lorenzo Neal and Andre Reed.