UA, ASU, NAU put 17 in showcase games

UA, ASU, NAU put 17 in showcase games

Published Jan. 12, 2012 1:58 p.m. ET

Jan. 12, 2012

Along with the recent increase in college football all-star games has come an increase in opportunities for players looking to showcase their talents, and this year's group of Arizona-based seniors is taking advantage.

There will be 17 players from the three in-state universities taking part in various postseason showcase games, including eight players from Arizona, six from Arizona State and three from Northern Arizona. Arizona and ASU each will be represented in all three major games -- the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game (which will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona on Jan. 16), the East-West Shrine Game (Jan. 21) and the Senior Bowl (Jan. 28) -- while Northern Arizona is represented in both the Casino Del Sol showcase game and the FCS Senior Scout Bowl, which is exclusively for Football Championship Subdivision players and was played last month.

The complete list for each school:


Gino Crump, WR (Casino Del Sol)
Derek Earls, LB (Casino Del Sol)
Nick Foles, QB (Senior Bowl)
Robert Golden, S (Casino Del Sol)
C.J. Parish, DE (Casino Del Sol)
Mohammed Usman, DE (Casino Del Sol)
Paul Vassallo, LB (Casino Del Sol)
Trevin Wade, CB (East-West Shrine Game)


Eddie Elder, S (Casino Del Sol)
Garth Gerhart, C (Senior Bowl)
Cameron Kastl, LS (Casino Del Sol)
Colin Parker, LB (Casino Del Sol)
Aaron Pflugrad, WR (Casino Del Sol)
Gerell Robinson, WR (East-West Shrine Game)


Khalid Paden, WR (FCS Senior Scout Bowl)
Brian Riley, TE (Casino Del Sol)
Drew Zamora, P (Casino Del Sol)

-- Matt Swartz