Big Rapids, Mich. - A trio of seniors from last fall's Ferris State University football squad have been selected to compete in the 2013 Ohio vs. Michigan College Football Senior Bowl, which will be played on April 20 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
GameDay Management, Inc., which is coordinating the contest, released the official Team Michigan roster on Monday (April 8) and the list of players includes FSU tailback Skyler Stoker (Jackson/Grass Lake) along with defensive end Jordan Morgan (Chicago/Mt. Carmel) and linebacker Tayo Moss (South Rockwood/Monroe St. Mary's), who all wrapped up their collegiate eligibility last fall.
The 2013 Ohio vs. Michigan Senior marks the fourth year of the Senior Bowl, but the first with the Ohio vs. Michigan format. The Senior Bowl features the top collegiate football players from Ohio and Michigan from all divisions including - NCAA FBS, FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA.
"We are excited to announce our first Team Michigan roster," said Todd Oliver, President of GameDay Management, Inc. "Team Michigan is still evolving but I am impressed with the quality of players who have taken a leap of faith as we bring these two states together to do battle in the Hall of Fame City."
The trio of Stoker, Morgan and Moss helped lead the Bulldogs to a 7-4 overall record during the 2012 campaign under first-year head coach Tony Annese, which marked only the second time in the past decade the Bulldogs have won seven or more games in a season.
FSU's 2012 wins included the program's first victory over rival Grand Valley State since 1999, the Bulldogs' first triumph over Michigan Tech in 10 years and a memorable come-from-behind road win against defending NCAA Division II National Runner-Up Wayne State.
Morgan led the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in sacks with 10.5 total for -46 yards on the season. He also ranked second in tackles for loss with 14.0 (-52 yards). Morgan had two forced fumbles, two hurries, a blocked kick and a fumble recovery while making 65 total stops, including 35 solo efforts. He wrapped up his career as the school-record holder in blocked kicks and finished third in total sacks.
Meanwhile, Moss led the conference in stops for the second-straight year with a league-high 116 total tackles. He added eight tackles for loss (-14 yards), two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and a forced fumble while starting all 11 contests. His totals included a school-record 82-yard fumble recovery return for a score. Both Morgan and Moss were tabbed as Daktronics Division II All-Super Region selections and first team All-GLIAC choices.
Finally, Stoker was among the league leaders in all-purpose yardage and compiled 526 rushing yards along with making 26 catches for 353 yards. He also served as the Bulldogs' punter and was a primary kickoff returner before missing time due to injury. He claimed All-GLIAC Honorable Mention laurels for the second year in a row and was named to the 2012 Don Hansen's All-Super Region Four First Team as an all-purpose performer.
The 2013 Ohio vs. Michigan College Football Senior Bowl will kickoff on April 20 at 1 p.m. (ET) in Canton. Presale tickets are available for purchase for $10.00 at the Memorial Fieldhouse Ticket Office at Canton McKinley High School or online at www.OhioCollegeFootball.com or by calling (614) 282-4097.
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