Oregon State NG/DT/DE Kyle Peko received and accepted a bid today to the National Football League Players' Association Collegiate Bowl, one of the several college football postseason all-star games that put outgoing seniors in front of NFL scouts during both the week of practices and the game.
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is held at the StubHub Center at Cal State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. Former NFL head coaches lead the teams, and other NFL veteran coaches round out the staff.
For Peko, its a fitting reward for his only season at the FBS level, where he had a solid season while playing multiple positions in multiple formations as Oregon State struggled with a lack of depth, experience, and talent across the roster. This after spending over a year overcoming questionable admissions policies and advising to become NCAA eligible.
Peko is the second Oregon State player headed to a post-season all-star game, joining RB Storm Barrs-Woods. Barrs-Woods previously received an invitation to the Senior Bowl, but subsequently accepted an invite to the Shrine East-West game, which will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL, earlier this week.
Both games will be played on January 23rd., with the East-West game on the NFL Network at 1 PM PST, and the NFLPA game on ESPN2 at 3 PM PST.