ECB Bolsters Defense
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.
Tristan Black, 6’3" 243lbs, is a linebacker from Wayne St. University in Detroit, Michigan. Tristan led the Warriors with 101 total tackles and ranked third on the team in sacks. He was also voted to the All-GLIAC second team. Black finishes a stellar collegiate career with 289 total tackles in 4 years at Wayne St.
Gregory Toler, 6’0" 194lbs, a defensive back from Washington, D.C. played his college ball at St. Paul’s college in Lawrenceville, VA. Toler had a solid year in the secondary for the Tiger’s and was rewarded with 1st team All- CIAA honors. Toler garnered first-team All-Conference honors by leading the conference with 6 pass interceptions. He ranked third in the nation with 19 passes defended; Toler has achieved three consecutive years on the All-Conference Team.
Javorris Jackson, 6’3" 218lbs, will man the secondary for the South team in the 8th East Coast Bowl. Jackson, a free safety from Savannah State tallied up 3 interceptions in his senior campaign. With great size Javorris did not shy away from contact finishing second on his team in tackles with 55. He also led with seven passes defended and a blocked kick.
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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