Brevard trio accepts FCS National Bowl invitationsDecember 1, 2014
MIAMI, Fla. – Brevard football seniors Michael Gruber, Kelvin Jeter and Jordan Ollis have accepted invitations to compete in the FCS National Bowl, a small college all-star game that takes place on Sunday, December 7 in Miami.
The FCS Bowl rosters are made up of senior standouts from the ranks of Division I Football Championship Subdivision schools, historically black colleges and universities, and select programs from lower divisions. The inaugural FCS Bowl will follow the National Bowl, an all-star game with rosters derived entirely from Division II and Division III programs.
Scouts from eight NFL franchises, five Canadian Football League teams, and 10 franchises from various arena and indoor leagues have confirmed their attendance at the game. The coaching staffs for Saturday’s contest include former Mike Stock, who spent a total of 18 years on five NFL coaching staffs, and current Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (Professional Indoor Football League) head coach Chris Thompson.
Of the 83-player roster, 27 athletes hail from 17 different institutions in the Division II ranks. The roster also includes one Division III player and four players from NAIA and USCAA schools. With three participants, Brevard has the second-largest contingent from any Division II institution represented at the FCS Bowl.
The all-star game will be an opportunity to showcase skills for professional scouts for three of Brevard’s most talented players. Gruber was a first team all-conference selection and departs as Brevard’s all-time leading tackler. The linebacker has three of the top four tackling seasons in program history and finished his career as the second-leading tackler among active Division II players. Jeter is Brevard’s all-time leader in rushing yards and all-purpose yards, while Ollis holds records for career rushing touchdowns as well as rushing yards in a season and a single game. Both garnered second team all-conference honors this season.
The inaugural FCS Bowl will take place in Miami at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium, located on the campus of Florida International University. Sunday’s game, scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m., will be streamed live at sfsn.tv. Visit fcsbowl.com for more game information, or click here to purchase tickets.
Featured image courtesy of Jane Ollis.