*Courtesy Troy Media Relations*
TROY, Ala. – Troy will be represented in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C., as four Trojans have been selected to participate in the collegiate all-star game. Quarterback Corey Robinson, wide receiver Eric Thomas, defensive tackle Antonio Gillespie and safety Camren Hudson will play in the game on Jan. 11, 2014.
Troy University Sports Hall of Fame inductee Chan Gailey will serve as one of the head coaches while former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen will coach the other team. The Medal of Honor Bowl will kickoff at 1 p.m. in Johnson Hagood Stadium.
Robinson is one of just four players in NCAA history to throw for over 3,000 yards and accumulate over 3,000 yards of total offense in four seasons. The Paducah, Ky., native was the MVP of the 2010 New Orleans Bowl and holds 11 Troy and Sun Belt Conference career records.
Thomas, a native of Shreveport, La., is the Sun Belt’s all-time leader with 29 career touchdown receptions. Thomas ranks 12th nationally with 12 touchdown receptions this season and ranks ninth in the NCAA with four catches that have covered over 50 yards.
Gillespie recorded 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks from the interior of the Trojan defense this season. His 44 tackles led all of Troy’s interior defensive linemen while his tackle for loss and sack totals were second best overall. The Tulsa, Okla., native had four or more tackles seven times this season.
Hudson led the Trojans with 81 tackles and ranked fifth in the Sun Belt with 61 solo stops. The Tallahassee, Fla., native was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week after he made 12 tackles, intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and broke up two passes against Texas State. Hudson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown at Louisiana-Lafayette.
About the Medal of Honor Bowl
The Medal of Honor Bowl is a premier all-star game that features the nation’s top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL draft. The game honors the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and the game’s beneficiary, the Wounded Warrior Project. The Medal of Honor Bowl is a premier all-star game that features the nation’s top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL draft. The game honors the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and the game’s beneficiary, the Wounded Warrior Project.
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