TEAM STARS & STRIPES ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR TAZON DE ESTRELLAS IN MEXICO

Bizzotto selected to play in Bowl of the Stars contest in Puebla, December 17th 

FITCHBURG, Mass. (November 18, 2011) - Senior linebacker Anthony Bizzotto (Leominster, Mass./Leominster), a New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Conference first team honoree, was named to the Team Stars & Stripes roster for the 2011 Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) on Saturday, December 17th at the 5,000-seat El Tempo del Dolor (The Temple of Pain) in Puebla, Mexico.

Team Stars & Stripes, led by head coach Bill Manlove, has selected a provisional roster of 49 players, spanning over 27 colleges and more than 18 states. Bizzotto proves to be a vital force to Team Stars & Stripes line-backing core after enjoying a successful senior season with a league best 106 tackles with 63 solo stops and 43 assists. The senior leader averaged 11.8 tackles per game, which was 1.8 more tackles per game than any other player in the conference.

The 2011 edition of Team Stars & Stripes will arrive in Puebla on Sunday, December 11 and after two-a-day practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, will have an opportunity to mix lighter practices with an opportunity to explore the local region. Last year Team Stars and Stripes triumphed 48-7 in Toluca, having suffered a 24-12 loss to the Tec Monterrey All-Stars in the first Tazón de Estrellas in 2009. 

Representing Team Stars & Stripes will be players from: Amherst College, Augustana, California Lutheran University, Castleton State, Central, Centre College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripts Colleges, Cornell College, Dickinson College, Fitchburg State University, Grinnell, Grove City College, Hanover College, John Carroll University, Loras, Ohio Northern University, Rockford College, Rose-Hulman Institute, Simpson College, St. Vincent College, Susquehanna University, Thomas More College, Trinity University, UW/Stevens Point, Wartburg College, Willamette University and Wooster.

For more information regarding the 2009 Bowl of the Stars, please contact Sports Information Director, Keith Brouillard at 978-665-3343 or via email at kbrouil3@fitchburgstate.edu.  Please see below for complete roster and coaching staff.


Team Stars & Stripes Roster

#

Pos

Name

Ht

Wt

College

44

RB

Eric Bunker

5-9

204

Amherst College

95

P/K

Matt Rawson

6-2

180

Amherst College

11

DB

Ben Hall

6-0

200

Augustana

14

QB

David Lee

6-3

219

Augustana

61

OL

Kelly Clennon

6-2

265

Augustana

50

OL

Gio Lapp

6-1

250

California Lutheran University

51

OL

Phil Hall

6-0

285

Castleton State

94

DL

Brady Hill

6-2

250

Central College

4

DB

Jake Petersen

5-9

205

Central College

28

DB

Ryan Schmidt

5-10

180

Central College

41

RB

Preston West

5-7

230

Central College

68

OL

Casey Tanner

6-2

270

Central College

57

OL

Ben Hume

6-4

281

Centre College

54

OL

Sam Jolly

6-1

255

Claremont-Mudd-Scripts Colleges

56

LB

Ben Salzman

5-11

200

Claremont-Mudd-Scripts Colleges

72

OL/G/T

Jeff North

6-5

295

Cornell College

52

OL/T

Michael Tucker

6-0

245

Dickinson College

40

LB

Anthony Bizzotto

5-11

220

Fitchburg State University

2

WR

Logan Granera

5-11

185

Grinnell

82

WR

Robert Seer

6-3

205

Grinnell

58

DL

Jarred Frawley

6-1

285

Grove City College

3

DB

Rory Mannering

6-3

201

Hanover College

89

TE

Matt Robinette

6-3

208

Hanover College

31

LB

C.J. Seitzinger

5-11

210

John Carroll University

55

OL

Devin Martin

6-4

250

John Carroll University

5

LB

David Zoeckler

6-0

225

Loras

25

LB

Zach William Myers

5-11

215

Loras

12

DB

Chad Coward

5-9

180

Ohio Northern University

1

P/K

Anthony Beres

5-0

170

Rockford College

33

LB/K/PC

Matt Green

6-2

200

Rose-Hulman Institute

9

LB/K/PR

Anthony Johnson Jr

5-8

190

Saint Vincent

19

QB

Aaron Smetanka

6-4

210

Saint Vincent

42

LB

Armando Fortunato

5-8

210

Saint Vincent

75

OL

Taofik Amokomowo

6-3

278

Saint Vincent

15

DB

Colton Calvert

6-0

195

Simpson College

32

LB

Braden Everding

6-0

210

Simpson College

60

OL

Brian Tjossem

6-0

280

Simpson College

83

WR

Ben Coy

6-3

200

Simpson College

93

DE

Ty Larsen

6-3

235

Simpson College

80

TE

Matt Knouse

6-1

245

Susquehanna University

8

RB

Kendall Owens

5-8

180

Thomas More College

16

P/K

Aaron James Walter

5-11

205

Thomas More College

22

LB

Ben Robinson

5-11

193

Trinity University (TX)

24

DB

Joe Mleziva

6-0

205

UW/Stevens Point

79

OL

Grant Malmquist

6-6

295

UW/Stevens Point

7

QB

Dan Stiefel

6-2

205

Wartburg College

49

DE

Matt Tschetter

6-1

220

Wartburg College

26

RB

Jamiere Abney

5-7

212

Willamette University

90

DL

Dan Terhune

6-0

270

Wooster

Head Coach: Bill Manlove

Assistant Coaches: Don DeWaard, Dean Pual, Jim Lyall, Regis Scafe, Jim Barnes, Jeff Sokol and John Roslien

 

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