On Sunday, Dec. 8, a pair of Glenville State College Pioneers joined 100 other Division II and III college football players for the Fourth Annual National Bowl Game.
This year, the Red and Blue teams faced off at Florida International University in Miami.
For senior Pioneer defensive backs Darren Elliott and Terry Reese, it was one final opportunity to tie up the cleats and make an impact on a collegiate field. They would not take this opportunity lightly.
Reese started all four years as a specialist for the Pioneers. The DC native's stop on the football field has been notorious over his career for the loud noise it makes gaining the attention of the crowd.
Elliott, out of Los Angeles, transferred to GSC before the 2012 season. While he garnered little attention in the blue and white during his junior year, a huge 2013 senior season of conference leading interceptions and pass break-ups had him garnering MEC and All Region First Team accolades. He also was recognized as a Second Team All-American.
While the Blue Team they both played on was defeated, 40-26, Elliott excelled on the field gaining the Defensive MVP for his team. Reese also had a solid game.
One of the benefits of this game was the opportunity to be seen by NFL and CFL scouts, and both athletes have been in contact with those scouts since.