Thursday, December 16, 2010

SRU's C.J. Bahr to play in All American Bowl all-star game

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Slippery Rock University senior kicking specialist C.J. Bahr will be among the participants Saturday in an All American Bowl all-star game featuring players from NCAA Divisioin II and Division III schools and other free agents.

Bahr will be a member of the Stripes team in the second of two games scheduled to be played at the Gibson/Nagurski Football Field in the University of Minnesota's indoor sports complex. Kickoff for that game is set for 3 p.m. and will follow an opening game set for a noon kickoff.

The DII/DII/Free Agent games were originally scheduled to be part of a three-game event held in the Metrodome. The game featuring junior college players was cancelled and the event was moved to the University of Minnesota campus after the Metrodome roof collapsed last weekend as the result of heavy snowfall in the area.

Bahr is one of nine Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference student athletes scheduled to play in Saturday's games.

The son of former NFL kicker Chris Bahr and nephew of former NFL kicker  Matt Bahr, C.J. is ranked third among NFL draft-eligible  college-divisions kickers and 25th among all draft-eligible collegiate  kickers by cbssports.com.

He was twice named as a finalist for the Mitchell Award presented to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Division II or Division III or NAIA placekicker who excels on the football field and in  the community.

He was also named as a first-team Daktronics all-region performer in 2010 and received first-team All-PSAC-Western Division honors for the second consecutive season.

A third-team Don Hansen's Football Gazette all-region performer in 2009, Bahr was The Rock’s No. 2 scorer last fall with 55 points on a 10-of-13 efficiency in field goal attempts and a 25-of-27 accuracy on extra  points.

He holds SRU records for career field goals (35), single-season extra  points (50 as a freshman in 2007) and consecutive extra points made  (65). He ranks second in career extra points (135) and fifth in career  points (242).

About The All American Bowl

The All American Bowl was founded in 1996 to give athletes the opportunity to compete against the best at their level in an all star game setting. The All American Bowl was created to fill the void of the lack of all star games available to athletes in High School, DII, DIII, JUCO, and minor league football.

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