5 Canes headed to post-season All Star games…

Congrats to five Hurricanes who will get one more crack to take the field collegiately and impress the scouts before this spring’s NFL Draft.

Center Anthony Wollschlager will play in North-South All-Star Classic. Defensive end Baraka Atkins and running back Tyrone Moss will play in the East-West Shrine game.

Defensive tackle Kareem Brown and safety Brandon Meriweather will play in the Senior Bowl.

Wollschlager will be the first Hurricane to take the field at the inaugural North-South All-Star Classic this Saturday in Houston, televised live at 12:00 noon on ESPN2. Wollschlager started 25 consecutive games for Miami, every game his junior and senior seasons.

Atkins and Moss will play in the East-West Shrine Game on January 20 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will be televised live on ESPN2 with NFL legends Dan Reeves and Don Shula serving as coaches.

Atkins started 45 of 49 games played during his four-year career, totaling 18 sacks and 170 tackles. Moss was a four-year letterman, too, finishing his career as Miami’s ninth all-time leading rusher with 1,942 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Brown and Meriweather will appear at the Under Armour Senior Bowl, which will be played in Mobile, Ala. on January 27 and televised on the NFL Network. Brown finished the season with a team-leading 11 sacks, after getting 2.5 sacks in the MPC Computers Bowl. He was a second-team All-ACC selection. Meriweather started 31 of 52 games played over his career, with 292 tackles and seven interceptions.

Congrats, fellas. Here’s hoping you make the most of this and have a Sinorice Moss-like moment in these post-season games. Lest not forget that Moss was the MVP of last year’s senior bowl.

Moss had 3 receptions for 45 yards, a touchdown and a successful 27-yard gain on a reverse in last year’s 31-14 loss to the North team. There’s no doubt that performance upped his Draft status. The New York Giants chose him in the second round and 44th overall.

Represent The U. Seize the opportunity. Make us proud.




2 thoughts on “5 Canes headed to post-season All Star games…

  1. It is nice to see some Canes get some recognition. Let’s wish all of them well and thanks for your contributions to the “U”.

    Getting back to this offensive coordinator opening, a name that I haven’t heard yet is Frank Cignetti. He was the OC at Fresno State for several years before going to North Carolina last year. His teams at Fresno ran a balanced offense that averagd 22-27 points a game. I really think that he is just what this offense needs.

  2. I was actually at last year’s Senior Bowl (I live around the corner from the stadium), and I couldn’t have been happier at Moss’s performance! Everytime he made a big play, I was shouting and throwing up the “U”. Consider this, I was in a sea of white and crimson, and orange and blue (Alabama and Auburn fans). I actually ran into three or four other Canes fans there, and had to trash talk an FSU fan while trying to get a corn dog, lol! Here’s to seeing another stellar performance by the U!

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