A quartet of seniors from the University of Redlands football program looks forward to gearing up for the 17th Annual All-American Bowl, which will take place on Saturday, December 22. Running back Brad Crisanty (Granite Bay, CA) and offensive lineman Peter Kinney (Newport Beach, CA) join quarterback Chad Hurst (Dixon, CA) and linebacker Jordan Garcia(Carlsbad, CA) as the four Bulldog players who will participate in the highly-touted contest.
The All-American Bowl features three games between teams that are comprised of 42 of the nation's top football players and takes place on the Mall of America Field at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN. Competing in the second game of the day at approximately 2:05 p.m. ET, the four Redlands players will combine talents with some of the best NCAA Division II and Division III players from around the country.
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Crisanty enters his first All-American Bowl after finishing out his senior year with Redlands in style as the Bulldogs' workhorse during the 2012 season. This Second-Team All-Conference honoree racked up 192 attempts for 1,140 yards and a team-leading 11 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, Crisanty served as one of the squad's primary kick-return men, averaging 36.0 yards per return and taking one all the way to the house for a 93-yard touchdown against Chapman on October 20.
After earning Beyond Sports Network All-America honors for the first time earlier this month, Kinney looks forward to competing in his inaugural All-American Bowl. This team captain led the offensive line that allowed a mere eight sacks on the campaign, including a conference-best mark of just two. Additionally, the potent Bulldog rushing attack benefited greatly from Kinney's leadership and talents, as the squad averaged nearly 250 yards per game and found the end zone on 24 occasions.
Having just competed in the Aztec Bowl on December 14 in Monterrey, Mexico, Hurst and Garcia look forward to playing in their second All-American Bowl of the year. The Bulldog duo shined in the Aztec Bowl, leading Team USA to a 49-20 victory over the ONEFA All-Stars from the Mexico University system.
Hurst, the starting quarterback for Team USA, led the high-powered offensive attack for the All-American Eagles. After running for the game's opening touchdown, he went on to throw for two more scores.
On the defensive side of the ball, Garcia registered 2.5 tackles while helping the USA All-American Eagles move to 13-1 all-time against the Mexican All-Stars.
For more information about the Aztec Bowl, including photos from the game, please visit http://www.allamericanbowl.com/news-articles/2012/194-aztec-story.