Friday, January 20, 2012

Temple's Boyle to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

PHILADELPHIA – Temple OL Pat Boyle (Towson, Md.) has been selected to play in the inaugural AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on January 21.

The left tackle joins teammate DB Kee-ayre Griffin (East Orange, N.J.) as one of 100 draft-eligible players competing at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., hosted by the NFL Players Association.

Standout coaches, both active and former, will come together under the direction of Super Bowl-winning coaches Tom Flores and Dick Vermeil. The staffs will spend a week preparing the 100 draft-eligible players to showcase their talent on the NBC Sports Network and in front of 25,000 fans and scouts.

A 2011 first-team All-MAC honoree, Boyle was cited on the 2011 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Football Team.  Boyle started all 13 games at left tackle last fall, helping Temple to the most rushing touchdowns and yards in a season.

Boyle joins fellow seniors OL Derek Dennis (Peekskill, N.Y.), Griffin, DB Kevin Kroboth (Nazareth, Pa.), TE Evan Rodriguez (North Bergen, N.J.), and OL Wayne Tribue (York, Pa.) to participate in All-Star games this month.  Kroboth and Tribue competed in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game on January 16, while Dennis and Rodriguez will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21.

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