To all players players stay focused and prayed up. If want the chance to play in an All Star Football get disciplined, work hard, and tell God what you want. If you have been chosen to play in an All Star Football game make the most of the moment and enjoy the opportunity! Below is an article about one of the Life and Football CEO’s Michael Figgers who played in a College All Star Football in 2008.
Figgers and Peck Picked for HBCU All-Star Game Jan. 17, 2008
Alabama State seniors Jay Peck and Michael Figgers have been selected to play in the American Heritage Bowl, a California-based all-star game featuring the best black college players in the nation. “It’s really an honor,” said Peck. “Anytime scouts from across the nation think you have the talent and ability to play with some of the country’s best, you have to be proud.” Peck’s selection caps a tremendous career which includes back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons, consecutive 1st-team All-SWAC selections and being named the 2007 SWAC Offensive Player of the Year. This season alone he amassed 1,186 yards on 246 carries. Figgers was a part of the core of the Hornets’ defense which carried the team during points of the season. The hard-hitting linebacker racked up 71 tackles and 5 sacks, including 9 in the season opener against Jacksonville State. After transferring to ASU before his junior season, Figgers became a mainstay in one of the most feared defensive units in the SWAC. “Like everyone who makes the kind of commitment to football as we have, you want the opportunity to pursue whatever career possibilities that exist,” Figgers said. “This is another step in that journey, and it is a privilege to have been selected.” ASU head football coach Reggie Barlow believes the selection of Figgers and Peck is a tribute both to the quality of the Hornets’ program, as well as recognition of the individual efforts of each player. “We are really proud of both of these guys,” Barlow said. “They have each worked very hard to be where there are and they deserve all of the success they are receiving.” The duo continues a run of ASU players being picked to compete in postseason All-star games. Last season, Michael Coe played in both the Senior Bowl and the East-West Shrine game before being drafted by the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Two years ago, Tarvaris Jackson turned several heads at the East-West Shrine game and the NFL combine before becoming the franchise quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings. The American Heritage Bowl is a part of the Inaugural Marine Corps All Star Classic, a doubleheader of postseason football which also includes the Southern California Bowl featuring the best prep players in the talent-rich state. The game will be played on Saturday, January 26 on Cal State-Fullerton’s Titan Field. The contest will be televised nationally by ESPNU.