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A few more snaps for Giddins, Martin



Former USF players Ryne Giddins and Lawrence Martin will join approximately 100 other draft-eligible seniors Friday for the second College All-Star Bowl at Furman University.

The game, to be held at Furman's newly renovated Paladin Stadium, kicks off at 6 p.m. It will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

Giddins and Martin will compete for the Americans squad, led by College Football Hall of Fame coach Willie Jeffries of South Carolina State. Former Clemson and Arkansas coach Danny Ford will coach the Nationals.

Former Bucs coach Sam Wyche is the bowl game's advisor and a member of its advisory committee. According to the school's website, players were selected "by a unique player draft conducted by each team's coaching staffs and the bowl's scouting department."

Giddins, an Armwood High alumnus who played in every Bulls contest each of the last four seasons, finished his career third in USF history with 19.5 career sacks and ninth with 33 tackles for loss.

Martin, a tight end/fullback in 2013, moves back to the offensive line -- where he played in '12 -- for this game.

Other players with bay area ties slated to compete are Syracuse FS Jeremy Wilkes (Tampa Catholic), Miami FB Maurice Hagens (Tampa Bay Tech) and FIU DT Greg Hickman (TBT). Complete rosters can be found here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:06pm]


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