East Coast Bowl Strengthens Offensive Line
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.
Jeremy Ashcraft, 6' 7" 325lbs, is a right tackle from Arkansas Tech University.
Very seldom would you see 6'7"s like him who would rather play poker online as he's got a body that
appears to have been built for the gridiron. Ashcraft, from Marshall, Texas, is
a two-year starter and was named to the Gulf South All-Conference second team as
a junior and first team as a senior. In 2008, Jeremy started in 10 games and led
his team with 78 knockdowns while having 13 pancake blocks. Ashcraft helped
Arkansas Tech’s offensive line allow just eight sacks in 10 games.
Ryan Delrosal, 6' 5" 315lbs, is an offensive tackle from Dixie State College in Utah. Delrosal was selected to the Great Western All-Conference team as a senior. In 2007, Ryan was selected to the first team All Independent Team. D2Football.com named Delrosal a Preseason All-American in 2008. Delrosal will travel north from Miami, Florida to protect the quarterback in the East Coast Bowl.
Lawrence Lovell, 6' 3" 298lbs, will be coming from Brooklyn, NY and Stony Brook University to play in this year’s annual all-star game. Lovell has been a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Seawolves. Lovell gets his work done on the field as well as in the classroom; he has already completed his degree in economics and is currently enrolled in graduate school studying human resource management.
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.
For more information visit www.petersburgsports.com.