UNK Football: Senior to Play in February All-Star Game


Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska-Kearney senior Elhadji Ndiaye (pronounced eh-LY-juh nah-dye) has been selected to play in the 2nd Annual College All-Star Bowl Game February 14 in Greenville, S.C.

The game kicks off at 5:00 p.m. Central from Furman University's Paladin Stadium and will be carried live on the CBS Sports Network. One of the game's advisors is former NFL head coach Sam Wyche with the head coaches being Danny Ford (Clemson) and Willie Jeffries (South Carolina State).

Projected as a defensive end or outside linebacker at the next level, Ndiaye (6-5, 255 lbs.) is one of just five Division II players on the current player commitment list. The others are quarterback Jon Jennings (Saginaw Valley State, Mich.), safety Marvin Robinson (Ferris State, Mich.) and North Greenville's Freddie Martino (WR) and Braelen Meredith (LB).

Division I players of note include Kenny Bell (WR/Alabama), Rantavious Wooten (WR/Georgia), Senorise Perry (RB/Louisville), Chase Rettig (QB/Boston College) and Ryan White (CB/Auburn).

Currently training in California, Ndiaye graduated from New Utecht High in the Bronx before playing college basketball at Grossmont College in San Diego.

As a starting end for the Lopers this year, he had 44 tackles, including 9.5 for a loss of 70 yards. Having a team-best six sacks, Ndiaye also registered six QB hurries, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.

UNK currently has three former players in NFL & CFL in Mason Brodine (DE/St. Louis Rams), Stephen Goodin (OL/N.Y. Giants) and Arthur Hobbs (CB/Hamilton Tiger-Cats).

Courtesy of UNK Media Relations