The 56th annual Big 33 Football classic will be held tonight at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, PA. For some that may not know, the Big 33 game serves as the all star game for Pennsylvania high school football. It pits the 33 best players from Pennsylvania against another state, with this year being Maryland. Pitt has had their fair share of players in the game throughout the ages. Former Pitt greats like Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, and LeSean McCoy have all played in the game.
The 2013 game features seven future Pitt Panthers in the game. Six of the players will suit up for Pennsylvania. Tyler Boyd and Clairton teammate, Titus Howard are the headliners. Also on the PA team are offensive linemen, Aaron Reese and Jaryd Jones-Smith. Along with linebacker, Matt Galambos and kicker Kevin Winslow. Pitt is also represented on the Maryland team with running back/safety, Rachid Ibrahim.
Obviously, Tyler Boyd is the main attraction in this game if you are a Panther fan. Pitt is in need of a game changer, and many think Boyd can fill that role. He is one of the freshmen many Panther fans hope can play immediately, and he has been getting some good reviews. It will be interesting to see him go against some better competition, after he ran through class A with relative ease in his career.
The game will be broadcasted live on the NFL Network, with kickoff set for 7:06. Throughout the broadcast you may here this fact quite a bit, but a player from the Big 33 has participated in every Super Bowl. It is a useless fact, but you will hear it enough. I know its a meaningless high school all star game in June, but its football. I think we can all use it.