Banks, Seymour, Wright on Their Way to ECB VIII
Petersburg, VA - The East Coast Bowl Committee is pleased to announce three (3) student-athletes that have committed to playing in the 8th Annual East Coast Bowl.
Darren Banks, 5' 10" 188lbs, is a defensive back from West Liberty State College out of the Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. As a Hilltopper, Banks excelled on the field and finishes his career with a conference record 35 interceptions. Banks was recently honored as the WVIAC Defensive Player of the Year and named a regional finalist for the Division II’s Harlon Hill Trophy.
Jerry Seymour, 5' 7" 200lbs, is a running back who began his career at Central Michigan University but finished strong at Glenville State College (WV). In only 22 games for the Pioneers, Seymour rushed for just under 4,000 yards. He finished the 2008 season as leading rusher in Division II, a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, and the WVIAC Offensive Player of the Year.
Andre Wright, 6' 3" 300lbs, is a defensive tackle from Glenville State College. The Mobile, Alabama native anchored the defensive line for the Pioneers, starting in all 11 games and finishing the season with 8 tackles for loss and 4 sacks. Wright commenced his career at Division I West Virginia before settling in nicely at Glenville State.
The East Coast Bowl game has quickly become the Thanksgiving tradition in Petersburg, VA and will be played Saturday, November 29th at 12 noon. The Committee will gather nominations from schools in just about all 50 states, which will be narrowed down to the top 75 Division I-FCS, II, III and NAIA athletes. Players will report to Petersburg the day before Thanksgiving and spend the holiday doing various community visits as well as practice sessions for NFL scouts. The game itself is set-up as a scholarship event, with all of the revenue generated going into a fund for a local high school senior who plans on attending a Division I-FCS, II or III college.
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