Maxson Accepts Invite to Play in 2013 BSN Showcase
LEESBURG, Virginia (February 19, 2013) - Beyond Sports Network has announced the first release of the roster for the 2013 BSN Collegiate Showcase. Urbana University senior offensive tackle Alex Maxson (Delaware, Ohio/Hayes HS) has accepted an invitation to represent the Blue Knights and play in the 2013 Showcase.
A four-year starter at left tackle for Urbana University, Maxson made it onto BSN's radar this season after being named BSN's Offensive Line of the Week with his teammates after UU's 74-0 win over KWC. Behind Maxson and a dominant effort on the O-line, the Blue Knights scored a school-record 74 points and racked up a school-record 684 total offensive yards. A couple of weeks later, Maxson saw his consecutive starts streak snapped at 37 straight games after suffering an injury in a loss at Central State and missing the next game at home against Quincy, but Maxson returned to action the following week and started the remaining 7 games in his senior season, helping pave the way for the 18th ranked offense in NCAA D-II, averaging a school-record and GLVC-best 467 yards per game.
The event will take place March 8th through 10th in Akron, Ohio inside the Stile Athletic Field House. Top football players from the FCS, D2, D3, and NAIA will be putting their skills on display for scouts from the NFL, CFL, and AFL. The Showcase is designed to give scouts and executives that ability to scout and evaluate athletes differently than a traditional pro day.
Athletes will participate in a scouting combine, position drills, 1-on-1’s, 7-on-7, and an All Star Game. The initial list of 65 players includes 26 All Americans. This March, notable names like Danny Mason (LB - Texas A & M Commerce), AJ Cruz (CB - Brown), Tim Jenkins (QB - Fort Lewis), John Laub (QB - Richmond), Nick Elko (QB - Delaware St.), Dominic Gunn (WR - No. Colorado), Harold Love (DT - Bethune Cookman), Tony Tatum (CB – Gallaudet), Jimmy Pavel (PK – Eastern Washington) will be participating and vying for contracts from the professional football ranks. More athletes will be added to the roster over the next coming weeks. For the complete roster please visit the following link: http://www.bsncollegiateshowcase.com/2013-roster.html.
The 2013 showcase follows a successful inaugural event last year. Last year’s showcase participants received contracts or training camp invites to the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and Arena Football League. A complete list of last year’s success stories and videos can be found by visiting the showcase website at www.bsncollegiateshowcase.com.
Following last year’s event, a number of participants received contracts from NFL, CFL, and AFL teams. Names like Rico Wallace (Carolina Panthers), Eddy Carmona (Oakland Raiders), Kevin Doty (New York Giants), and Justin Aldredge (New Orleans Saints) attended last year’s event.
“We are excited about the second BSN Collegiate Showcase and after seeing our participants sign with 5+ leagues the athletes coming to Akron in 2013 have a lot to look forward to,” said Beyond Sports Network CEO, Jimmy Kibble. “This event promises a true showcase for the invited FCS, D2, D3, and NAIA athletes and one last chance to display their football skills to every professional football league.”
“Every year BSN has athletes that attend BSN events and have ended up on NFL and CFL rosters, including CFL Grey Cup MVP Chad Kackert. The approach our staff has taken to scout and organize this event, pro teams will most definitely find some diamonds in the rough,” said Beyond Sports Network COO, Dan Evans.
Beyond Sports Network is dedicated to providing exposure for small college football players aspiring to reach the professional level. To learn more about the Showcase and read news, updates, and features on all the athletes, proceed to www.bsncollegiateshowcase.com.