Huss to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Saturday
Jan. 17, 2018

PASADENA, Calif. – Duquesne offensive lineman Ben Huss (Upper St. Clair, Pa./Upper St. Clair) is set to play in the seventh annual National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl this Saturday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. ET at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl features 112 of the nation’s top draft-eligible prospects. Saturday’s game culminates a week-long experience during which the participants will learn about the business of football. The game will air live from historic Rose Bowl Stadium on FS1.

The 6-2, 310-pound lineman will represent the Dukes for the National Team under Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Martz, while the opposing American Team will be coached by Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green.

Huss is one of only 22 players from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to participate in the game. There are 82 players from the Football Championship Subdivision (FBS) playing in the contest, including 47 players from Power 5 conference schools (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC).

Huss was named an All-American by the Associated Press (AP), STATS FCS as well as HERO Sports following his senior campaign in 2017. In addition, he is one of only two players in program history to garner All-Northeast Conference (NEC) honors four times and to earn First Team All-NEC accolades three times.

A four-year starter for Duquesne, Huss helped the Dukes pace the NEC in rushing (198.5 ypg.) and scoring (32.2 ppg.) in 2017. He also buoyed the Duquesne offensive line which helped the Dukes finish the regular season ninth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed, as opponents averaged just 4.36 tackles for loss per game.

Huss helped pave the way for 19 100-yard rushing performances by four different backs over the last three years for Duquesne. 

For more information on the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl CLICK HERE.  


 

 

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