Jasperse, Cato Headed to All-Star Games

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall football will see two of its top stars participate in a pair of all-star games later this month.


Center Chris Jasperse will play in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, while quarterback Rakeem Cato will participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 in Los Angeles.


The Medal of Honor Bowl will be played at Johnson Hagood Stadium, the home field of The Citadel, and will air at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. The game will feature American and National teams, with Jasperse set to play for the American side, which will be coached by former Wichita State/Howard/S.C. State coach Willie Jeffries. The National team will be led by Chan Gailey, who had head coaching stops at Troy, Samford and Georgia Tech in college and the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in the NFL. For more information, please visit www.mohbowl.com or on Twitter @MOHBowl.


The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be played at Stubhub Center, which is located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. The game will begin at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) and will air on ESPN2. In addition, American and National Team practices on Jan. 14-15 will be televised live on ESPNU. The game and practices also will be available via WatchESPN. NFL coaching legends Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz will serve as Head Coaches American and National Teams, respectively. For more information, please visit collegiate.nflpa.com or on Twitter @nflpabowl.


Jasperse and Cato led Marshall to a 13-1 record and a Conference USA championship in 2014, culminating with an impressive 52-23 over Northern Illinois in the inaugural 2014 Boca Raton Bowl.

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