Winston-Salem State University senior defensive lineman Donnie Owens has been selected to play in the Third Annual National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Los Angeles.
Owens finished his WSSU career playing in 41 games over three seasons, with 153 total tackles to go with 34 tackles for losses, 19.5 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 16.
The event is a weeklong, all expenses paid trip to the Greater Los Angeles area, where those selected will practice and play with some of the best players in the country. It all culminates in the game at the Stub Hub Center.
During the week preceding the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which is presented by Panini, 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 firsthand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Dennis Green and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams.