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Singleton to play in College All-Star Bowl

Posted: January 3, 2014 9:52 a.m.
Updated: January 6, 2014 5:00 a.m.
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JARED SINGLETON WILL PLAY one more game as a college player when he competes in the College All-Star Bowl Game at Furman University next month.

GREENVILLE – Jared Singleton will play one last game as a college player when the former Lugoff-Elgin standout takes part in the  2014 The College All Star Bowl to be played on Friday, Feb.14 at 6 p.m. at Furman’s Paladin Stadium.
Earlier this month, Singleton was honored by being awarded the 2013 Rimington Trophy for NCAA FCS programs. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in all divisions of college football.
A three-year starting center at Wofford, the 6-foot-2, 309-pound Singleton earned first team All-SoCon honors from the league’s football coaches and was a second team choice in voting performed by the conference’s media members. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford last month.
A 2009 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, Singleton started 27 consecutive games at center over the past three seasons for the Terriers. He led the team with 175 knockdown blocks, including 35 at Furman which were the second-most in school history. He previously earned All-SoCon honors in 2011 and 2012. 
Coming into this season, Singleton was named Preseason All-America third team by The Sports Network. Following the 2012 campaign, he was selected All-Southern Conference first team by the coaches and second team by the media. He was also a fourth team All-America honoree from Phil Steele.
A four-time all-region selection for Scott Jones’ Demons at L-E High School, Singleton was the starting center for the South Carolina team in the 2008 Shrine Bowl game. In his senior season at L-E, the four-year Chronicle-Independent All-Area Coaches’ Team honoree was named to the AAA All-State squad after having helped the Demons to a 9-4 record.
Earlier this month, Singleton earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford.
The College All Star Bowl will be aired nationwide on the CBS Sports Network on February 14 with a 6 p.m. kickoff at Furman University’s Paladin Stadium. The game gives special focus to players entering the NFL Draft, creating an opportunity for football players all over the country, including South Carolina. The game also gives the assistant coaches an opportunity to be hired for coaching positions in the NFL as well as universities and other leagues. 
The College All Star Bowl features the “Nationals” led by South Carolina Football Hall of Famer and Clemson National Champion head coach Danny Ford along with his assistant coaches including former NFL and collegiate greats Brian Dawkins, Nick Eason and Patrick Sapp.
The “Americans” are led by South Carolina and College Football Hall of Famer and former South Carolina State University head coach Willie Jeffries and his assistant coaches including former NFL and collegiate greats Woody Dantzler, Dwayne Harper, Charlie Brown and Marco Coleman, among others.
Players accepting invites will be categorized in a player pool and then drafted by either the Nationals or Americans.
The College All Star Bowl will feature open practices for fans, autograph sessions, skills clinics and a scouting combine for athletes to test for NFL scouts.
To learn more about the contest, log onto www.thecollegeallstarbowl.com.

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