ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio football alumni Quentin Poling (Gomer, Ohio) has been chosen to play in the 2018 NFL Collegiate Bowl which will be held on Jan. 20 at Rose Bowl Stadium.
The game pits some of the nation's top draft-eligible prospects against one another. Poling will play for the American Team, coached by NFL Hall of Famer Darryl Green. The opposing team, the National Team, will be coached by former NFL head coach Mike Martz.
The game, in its seventh season, can be watched live on FS1 kicking off at 4 p.m. ET Jan. 20. culminating a week-long experience during which the participants will learn about the business of football.
Poling was a First Team All-MAC linebacker for the Bobcats this past season and led Ohio with 107 total tackles and 49 solo stops. Poling also led the team with 5.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Poling holds Ohio records in career solo tackles (221) and career tackles for loss (44.0).
About the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl:
Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.
About the NFL Players Association:
The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players' interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020. Learn more at www.nflpa.com.