Pippen selected to play in HBCU All-Star Bowl


TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Senior running back DeMario Pippen has been selected to play in the 3rd Annual HBCU All-Star Bowl, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Pippen, the Golden Tigers’ leading rusher, will suit up with seniors from the SIAC and SWAC (West) as they take on their counterparts from the MEAC and CIAA (East) at 3:00 p.m. ET.

The 3rd Annual HBCU All-Star Bowl is the nation's premier senior all-star game, which selects the top 120 draft-eligible seniors from the major HBCU Football Conferences, the MEAC, SWAC, SIAC and CIAA.  In the three-year history, professional scouts from the NFL, CFL, UFL and Arena Football have attended the HBCU All-Star Bowl to evaluate the quality of HBCU players available. The bowl week kicks off with a one-day Official Combine, administered by National Football Scouting of Indianapolis, Ind.  Along with the combine, the bowl week schedule includes practices and player interviews with professional teams.  The week also includes player hospital visits, a life skills session, a financial advisor seminar and entertainment weekend events.

Pippen played his first three years of collegiate football at Jackson State University, before transferring to Tuskegee for his senior season in 2011.

The Tuscaloosa native, who teamed up with junior quarterback Jeremy Williams to win the Class 4-A Alabama State Football Championship in 2007 at Central High School, has rushed 105 times for 504 yards and scored three touchdowns, returned three kickoffs for 64 yards and caught 12 passes for 113 yards for the Golden Tigers.

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