WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior defensive back J. J. Swain has been chosen to participate in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, it was announced today by the NFL Players Association.
The Burnsville, Minn. defensive back will be one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, January 19 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, January 17.
Swain is a four-year starter for the Panthers. During his 2012, Swain accumulated 48 total tackles, including 33 unassisted and 15 assisted. He notched 4.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, four pass breakups and one forced fumble. He saw action in 42 games as a Panther finishing his career with 159 tackles and five interceptions.
For one week preceding the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the union - the primary resource for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in post-football careers.
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. Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams. Player Ambassadors for the game include former NFL players Terrell Davis, Hank Baskett, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Lorenzo Neal and Andre Reed.