Dayton Beach, Fla. – Northern State University seniors, Channing Barber and Chad Stoterau will represent the Wolves in the 7th annual National Bowl this Sunday from Daytona Beach. The defensive duo was named to the All-NSIC First Team this season. They led the Northern State defense with a combined 132 tackles in 2016 and have been mainstays for the Wolves the past four seasons. Both Barber and Stoterau will play for the American Team in white, with Barber donning his usual #22 and Stoterau taking over #90.
The FCS National Bowl is an annual post-season college football all-star game consisting of the top players from college football FCS schools. The inaugural FCS National Bowl was played in December 2014 at FIU Stadium and moved to Daytona Beach Stadium in Daytona Beach, FL in 2016 which is home to FCS Bethune-Cookman Football. Kick-off is set for 1:30 p.m., following the National Bowl which begins at 9:30. The National Bowl and FCS Bowl all-star weekend for Non-FBS schools has been the only games of its kind to attract numerous NFL & CFL scouts.
“I think that the thing I’m looking forward to is playing against Division I players, and seeing how I match up against bigger school guys,” noted Barber. “It is a huge opportunity to play in front of NFL and CFL scouts, and also a lot of agents. It’s exciting to get to play another game especially how the last game ended and it’s going be a in Florida, so it will be fun to play in nice weather and not snow.”
Players travel to the National Bowl weekend from as far as Texas, Arkansas, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Utah, South Dakota and more. The FCS National Bowl and National Bowl Game are presented by East Preps LLC and founded by its owner Michael Quartey Esq., also a Professor of Sports Law at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA.
The rosters gives NFL/CFL scouts a chance to view and get to know some of the best players from smaller schools over the bowl weekend. The FCS National Bowl is coached by pro coaches and features coaches such as NFL Coach Mike Stock formerly of the Green Bay Packers, who is set to return and coach the FCS Bowl for the 2014 game in Miami, FL. The game has been attended by scouts from the NFL’s St Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and has even seen scouting directors fly in. With its location in at FIU in Miami, the bowl weekend continues to gain scouts attention.. All 32 NFL teams receive and review the FCS National Bowl film as the game and practice film are distributed directly to all NFL teams by NFL Films.