An interesting tidbit this weekend as the Trib's Jerry DiPaola tweeted that Tino Sunseri will play in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic in Montogomery, Alabama on January 19th.
Yeah, I've never heard of it either. From the website, it seems to be fairly regional, with players from Alabama State, Troy and Jacksonville State among the early announcements. Like all the post-season all-star games, it's mainly an additional opportunity for seniors to be evaluated by NFL scouts, and hopefully it's also a bit of a reward for guys who worked their asses off for four or five years.
Yes, it's sort of the BBVA Compass Bowl of all-star games, so yuck it all you'd like. But being selected for any sort of post-season all-star game is an accomplishment for Sunseri given everything has gone through during his three years as a starter at Pitt, including his own play at times. I think we can all agree that it's highly unlikely that Sunseri will ever be a professional football player, but lets not forget that he's someone who has given a lot to the program and wish him well.
Congratulations to Tino.