ZACK NASH TO PLAY IN PLAYERS ALL-STAR CLASSIC ON FEB. 4
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State All-American Zack Nash will suit up one more time this season as he has been selected to play in the Players All-Star Classic on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Little Rock, Ark.
In its first year, the Players All-Star Classic will feature players from all levels of college football who are rated as prospects for the NFL Draft. The players will be divided into North and South teams with Nash playing for the North.
The North squad will be coached by Sacramento Mountain Lions assistant and former NFL assistant coach Martin Bayless. The South team will be led by Kurt Schottenheimer.
Nash is one of 18 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) players tabbed to play in the game. Also on the North at Montana's Caleb McSurdy (LB), Jon Opperud (OL) and Charles Burton (OL), Eastern Washington's Renard Williams (DL) and Portland State's Dustin Waldron (OL).
Other notables on the North roster include Hawai'i quarterback Bryant Moniz and Oregon offensive linemen Mark Asper and Darrion Weems.
Nash was a first team all-Big Sky selection and earned All-America honors from several outlets following a senior season in which he led the Hornets with 15.0 tackles-for-loss, including 10.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles, broke up a pair of passes and blocked a kick.
For his career, Nash tallied 170 tackles with 40.5 for loss and a school record 29.5 sacks.
The Players All-Star Classic will be televised live on both Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and Cox Sports Television (CST).