Daytona Beach, Florida, will welcome 113 college seniors, including Lake Forest College's Joey Valdivia, for the National Bowl on Sunday, December 10.
The National Bowl is an annual post-season college football all-star game consisting of top players from non-FBS schools. The game showcases All-American and all-conference seniors from around the nation that travel to Daytona Beach from more than 30 states and 400 NCAA Division II, NCAA DIvision III, and NAIA schools. The National Bowl is presented by SPIRAL / East Preps LLC and founded by owner Michael Quartey Esq., also a former NFL Agent and All-American football player at F&M .
The game gives scouts from the NFL, CFL, and AFL an oportunity to view and get to know some of the best players from smaller schools over the bowl weekend. All 32 NFL teams receive and review the National Bowl game film and the contest has been touted by the Sports Agents Blog as a secret weapon for smaller school prospects.
Valdivia, the Foresters' career rushing leader, will wear number 28 for the American Team, which will don white jerseys against the National Team in blue. The game will be played at Daytona Beach Stadium and will begin at 10:30 CST on Sunday.