Columbia, SC — Over the years, S.C. colleges and high schools have produced All-Americans, two Heisman Trophy winners, first-round draft picks, NFL Pro Bowlers, All-Pros, Super Bowl winners, College Football Hall of Famers and Pro Football Hall of Famers.
South Carolina is one of the top five states in the country for putting football players into the NFL. That number becomes first or second if you look at it on a per capita basis. But what part of the state produces the best part of that talent?
That is where the S.C. College All Star Bowl comes in. This game pits an Upstate team vs. a Lowcountry team to settle question.
The inaugural bowl is scheduled for March 23 at North Greenville University and will be aired live on statewide TV. The game will pit the 48 best college football players for the Upstate against the 48 best college football players for the Lowcountry. Eligible players are all seniors who just finished playing football in any of the 12 collegiate football programs in South Carolina as well as those seniors from out-of-state teams who grew up playing football in South Carolina.
Sam Wyche, former NFL coach of the year, is the commissioner of the All Star Bowl. Hall of Famer and S.C. State legend Coach Willie Jeffries is coaching the Lowcountry team against the Upstate team coached by the 1981 national champion and Clemson coaching legend Danny Ford.
The bowl allows players to and showcase their talents on and off the field just one month before the NFL draft. In addition, it is bringing these players home to South Carolina to play again and giving all of them a chance to play one last college football game. Fans will get the opportunity to see talent from across multiple conferences compete.
Whether players are trying to get a shot at the NFL or simply playing in a historic final chapter of their football career, the matchup is one no true football fan will want to miss. Learn more at sccollegeallstarbowl.com.