With college football bowl season closing in Saturday, now would be a good time to check in and see which players from News-Herald area schools have recorded a statistic for a bowl team.
Two things: Obviously this does not account for every N-H area player on a bowl team's roster - players who are on a roster but did not record a statistic are not included. Also, Brush graduate Pharaoh Brown is not playing for Oregon in the Alamo Bowl because of a suspension and is in turn not listed here.
STATE (GoDaddy Bowl vs. Arkansas State, Jan. 5) – DT Carlutorbantu Zaramo (Fr., Brush, 2NG on team's last depth chart), 10 games, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 TFL, 1 sack
CINCINNATI (Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina, Dec. 28)
– DE Chad West (So., Perry), 10 games, 3 solo tackles
MICHIGAN (Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs. Kansas State, Dec. 28)
– DE Tom Strobel (RFr., Mentor, 4DT on team's last depth chart), 1 game, 1 solo tackle, 1 assist
OHIO (Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl vs. East Carolina, Dec. 23)
– DE Kurt Laseak (RFr., Mentor, 1DE on team's last depth chart), 12 games, 13 solo tackles, 23 assists, 1.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 QB hurry
WR Kawmae Sawyer (RSo., VASJ), 12 games, 3 receptions, 15 yards, 3 solo tackles, 3 assists
STATE (Discover Orange Bowl vs. Clemson, Jan. 3) – WR Chris Fields (Sr., Harvey, 2 WR Z on team's last depth chart), 11 games, 16 receptions, 193 yards, 6 TD; 2 punt returns, 17 yards, 1 solo tackle
VANDERBILT (BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Houston, Jan. 4)
– K Carey Spear (Sr., Mayfield, 1PK and 1KO on team's last depth chart), 12 games, 1 carry, 3 yards, TD; 13-for-17 field goals; 43-for-43 extra points; 65 kickoffs, 62.8 average, 44 touchbacks; 2 solo tackles, 1 assist