Easton to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior center Nick Easton of the Harvard football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl.

Easton will be one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, Jan. 17 at StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.

Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Wednesday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 15.

Pro-football players and coaching legends will work with the game's future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams. Visit the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl site for a full list of the teams' assistant coaches.

Easton, who hails from Lenoir, North Carolina, was a two-time All-Ivy League pick and was tabbed to the FCS North All-America team in 2014. He was named to the All-New England team twice and started all 10 games this fall. Easton helped the Crimson rank among the nation's best in several statistical categories, including No. 15 in rushing offense (230.5 yards per game) and No. 19 in completion percentage (.643).

Easton and the Crimson posted its 17th perfect season, going 10-0 overall. Harvard, which went 7-0 in conference games, captured its 16th Ivy League title, including its eighth under Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football. The Crimson also defeated Yale for a program-record eighth-straight time.