Making an all-star game or being named an ‘All-Star’ is always a very big deal and a bit of an honor as well.
The 2013 Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase will host two Shepherd Rams this year, with receiver Larry Lowe and tight end John Frick accepting invitations to participate in the game. The two Shepherd greats will be playing in front of scouts from the National Football League, the Canadian Football League, and the Arena Football League among other professional football leagues.
The game will be actually be a three-day event. The event will be held during March at the Stile Athletic Field House on the University of Akron campus. The game will not only include an eleven vs. eleven all-star game, but also 7 on 7, 1 on 1’s, testing combine, and position drills. This will allow our Shepherd representatives to be evaluated thoroughly. BIG 10 officials will be working the three-day event.
The Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase will host players from the Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA levels. By doing so, Beyond Sports Network is giving lesser known athletes from smaller schools the ability to compete with more recognized players. Accepting an invitation to participate in this event could be a life-changing decision for a player. Also, there will be an officiating clinic at the showcase.
Should you see either John Frick or Larry Lowe around campus, make a point to congratulate them. It’s always an honor to be named to an all-star team, as your accomplishments are not only being recognized, but it also is an honor for the institution you represent. It shows that people from that institution are capable of great things, whether that is on the athletic field or in the classroom. Should you see those two around, be sure to recognize their achievement.