CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two Gallaudet University senior football players made an impact in last Saturday's 2011 Charleston All American Bowl at UC Stadium as the Stars defeated the Stripes team 23-20.
Defensive end Michel Daze' (Frederick, Md.) made three tackles, one tackle for a loss, one sack and one fumble recovery for the Stars team. Justin Wilson (Carmichael, Calif.) performed the kicking duties for both teams, as the lone kicker in the game, and converted all five extra-point attempts and made 1-of-2 field goal attempts.
"Michel was clearly one of the better interior linemen that showed up to play," said Gallaudet assistant head coach John Davis, who was a member of the Stars coaching staff. "Justin surprised everyone, all of the coaches, with his kicking abilities."
Gallaudet head coach Chuck Goldstein also served on the Stars coaching staff, plus GU graduate assistant Phil Endicott and interpreter Chris Bahl volunteered with the coaching staff as well.
The two Gallaudet players would not have been able to participate in this game without the generous sponsorship by ARMS - Athlete Relationship Management Software (www.armsassistant.com) and Sano Sports and Fitness Group (www.sanogroupusa.com).
"This was a great experience for the players and the coaches to participate in this bowl which had some of the best talent in Division II and III on display," said Goldstein. "We are thankful for our sponsors and we congratulate Michel and Justin on a great career and for representing Gallaudet University so well over the years."
About the All American Bowl
The All American Bowl was founded in 1996 to give athletes the opportunity to compete against the best at their level in an all-star game setting. The All American Bowl was created to fill the void of the lack of all star games available to athletes in High School, DII, DIII, JUCO, and minor league football. In April of 1996, the first All American Bowl was played in Minnesota and has since been played at various cities across the country including Atlanta, Miami, and Las Vegas. The All American Bowl also gives athletes the potential to be scouted by colleges and professional football teams. The All American Bowl has several types of games for different levels of competition that include: DII, DIII, JUCO, Minor League Football, Free Agent, and High School. The participants in the All American Bowls have been nominated for their outstanding performances throughout their season and their accomplished career. For more information visit their website at www.allamericanbowl.com.