The NFL Players Association announced that Cameron Merdith of Nebraska has committed to playing in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Ben Cotton and Will Compton of the Huskers previously committed to the game.
The defensive end from Huntington Beach, Calif. joins talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, January 19 on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, January 17.
Meredith was listed on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, which recognizes on-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness. In 2011, he opened the season with a definitive career-high two sacks and an interception to set the Huskers up for a touchdown. His single-game highs of 10 tackles and 8 solo tackles came against then-conference opponent Iowa State in 2010. That season saw him named to the All-Big 12 Second Team.
For one week preceding the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the union – the primary resource for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in post-football careers.
Pro-football players and coaching legends will work with the game’s future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams. Player Ambassadors for the game include former NFL players Terrell Davis, Hank Baskett, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Lorenzo Neal and Andre Reed.