GRANBURY, TEXAS – Global Football has announced its Team Stars and Stripes squad and Gallaudet University senior linebacker Jaris Alleyne (Waldorf, Md.) is one of 40 Division III players representing 18 different schools heading to Mexico for the sixth annual Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars). Team Stars and Stripes will take on the CONADEIP All-Stars, led by the Tec Monterrey teams, on Saturday, Dec. 20, in Puebla, Mexico.
Team Stars and Stripes will travel to Mexico on Dec. 14 for seven days, with two-a-day practices and an opportunity to explore the local region and experience the culture of the area. The visit also focuses on community service projects.
Alleyne was a standout linebacker for the Bison as he was named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) first team for a third straight year. Alleyne led the Bison in tackles (106), solo tackles (59) and assisted tackles (47), including a 24 tackle performance on senior day against SUNY Maritime. Alleyne led the conference in tackles per game (11.9) and was ranked No. 14 in Division III in the same category. The senior linebacker also helped lead a Bison defensive unit that ranks 22nd nationally in total defense. Alleyne is the only representative from the ECFC on the Team Stars and Stripes squad.
The Americans won 29-7 last year in Monterrey and hold a 13-3 all-time record dating back to 1997 when this game was called the Aztec Bowl (1997-2007).
About Global Football
Since 1996 Global Football has provided amateur football players, coaches, families and fans the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with similar people of differing cultures. During that time they have produced games and tours in 21 countries on 6 continents, including the 2012 and 2014 GIFT events staged in Ireland alongside the Notre Dame-Navy and Penn State-UCF games. Through these games, clinics and tours the people involved experience and learn about unique lands, fascinating peoples, and the sports environment in different parts of the world. Through these efforts, Global Football has been the world's largest exporter and producer of American football outside of the USA. For more information visits www.globalfootball.com.