Marrow selected for Casino Del Sol College All-Star GameWritten by Mike Bauman | | firstname.lastname@example.org
After a season in which he garnered First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors and a postseason victory on his 24th birthday with the Rockets’ 42-41 win over Air Force in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28, former Toledo cornerback Desmond Marrow has been invited to play in the 2012 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz. on Jan. 16.
“It feels good, man,” Marrow said. “Just another opportunity to get out there again in front of some scouts and get recognized.”
As a sixth-year senior in 2011, Marrow led UT with 83 tackles, 15 pass breakups and tied for a team-high three interceptions. The Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game will feature more than 90 senior college football players from around the country. Both the Stars and Stripes teams will practice for five days leading up to the contest on Jan. 16 as more than 50 NFL scouts are expected to be in attendance.
“[I want to] just to show them that all the hype, like, it’s for real, and that the scouts will get a chance to get an up close view of me and see, like, all the hard work that I put in at Toledo and just the things that my coaches have taught me,” Marrow said. “Just put on a show, basically.”
Presented by Casino Del Sol in Tucson and organized by the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in the Tucson Padres—along with an advisory board and constituents from sponsors—the postseason All-Star game will be held at Kino Stadium after the Tucson Padres purchased the rights to the contest from AZ Sports Group LLC.
Former Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt will coach the Stars team while former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill will coach the Stripes squad. The game will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 and air live on Fox Sports Arizona and its affiliates.
“I mean, it’s nothing but a job interview,” Marrow said. “That’s basically what it is, so you just want to go up there and put your best foot forward.”