One of several college football showcases on tap ahead of NFL draft season, Saturday will feature the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, in which college football all-stars square off on teams coached by Eddie George and Jeff Fisher.
Following the Collegiate Bowl are the higher-profile East-West Shrine Bowl and, of course, the Senior Bowl, but the Collegiate Bowl is for players who still have something to prove after the season.
The Collegiate Bowl is played in Pasadena, California, and has players from all levels, whether they hail from the Power 5, Group of Five, or Division II.
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The players are coming off three days of practices, so a lot of the hard work is done. Now it comes down to playing the game itself.
What time is the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 2023?
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 28
- Time: 6 p.m. ET
The 11th edition of the Collegiate Bowl is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. ET.
This game will be hosted at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, meaning it will kick off at 3 p.m. local time.
What channel is the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on?
- TV channel: NFL Network
- Live stream: NFL.com, fuboTV
The Collegiate Bowl will be broadcast on NFL Network, which can also be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
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NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 2023 rosters
|Jayson Ademilola||DT||Notre Dame|
|Zaire Barnes||LB||Western Michigan|
|Isaiah Bolden||CB||Jackson State|
|Malachi Carter||WR||Georgia Tech|
|Todd Centeio||QB||James Madison|
|Silas Dzansi||T/G||Virginia Tech|
|Bailey Edwards||WR||Albion College|
|Noah Gindorff||TE||North Dakota State|
|Dalton Godfrey||LS||South Dakota|
|Jalen Green||S||Mississippi State|
|Taylor Grimes||WR||Incarnate Word|
|Jovaughn Gwyn||OG||South Carolina|
|Keilahn Harris||WR||Oklahoma Baptist|
|Louis Hedley||P||Miami (FL)|
|James Jackson||OC||South Alabama|
|Demontrey Jacbos||T||South Florida|
|Nash Jensen||G||North Dakota State|
|Anthony Johnson||S/CB||Iowa State|
|Braydon Johnson||WR||Oklahoma State|
|Steven Jones Jr.||CB||Appalachian State|
|Adrian Martinez||QB||Kansas State|
|Corey Mayfield||CB||UT-San Antonio|
|Krishon Merriweather||LB||Texas Tech|
|Kyle Patterson||TE||Air Force|
|Jimmy Phillips Jr.||LB||SMU|
|DJ Scaife Jr.||T/G||Miami (FL)|
|Jacob Slade||DT||Michigan State|
|Ameer Speed||CB||Michigan State|
|George Tarlas||DE||Boise State|
|Jason Taylor II||S||Oklahoma State|
|Zeke Vanderburgh||OLB||Illinois State|
|Emanuel Wilson||RB||Fort Valley State|
|Mitchell Agude||OLB||Miami (FL)|
|Holton Ahlers||QB||East Carolina|
|Michael Ayers||LB||Ashland University|
|Kivon Bennett||OLB||Arkansas State|
|Nico Bolden||S||Kent State|
|Jason Brownlee||WR||Southern Mississippi|
|Randy Charlton||DE||Mississippi State|
|Sean Clifford||QB||Penn State|
|Trevor Downing||C/G||Iowa State|
|Collin Duncan||S||Mississippi State|
|Cory Durden||DT||North Carolina State|
|Ayinde Eley||LB||Georgia Tech|
|Darrious Gaines||CB||Western Colorado|
|Jon Gaines II||G/C||UCLA|
|Xavier Gipson||WR||Stephen F. Austin|
|Darius Hagans||RB||Virginia State|
|Trevor Harmanson||LB||UT San Antonio|
|Noah Henderson||T||East Carolina|
|Cooper Hodges||T/G||Appalachian State|
|Eli Huggins||DT||Kansas State|
|Keenan Isaac||CB||Alabama State|
|DJ Ivey||CB||Miami (FL)|
|C.J. Johnson||WR||East Carolina|
|Brandon Kipper||G/T||Oregon State|
|Malik Knowles||WR||Kansas State|
|Ahofitu Maka||OC||UT-San Antonio|
|Marte Mapu||LB||Sacramento State|
|Justin Marshall||WR||University of Buffalo|
|Scott Matlock||DT||Boise State|
|Camren McDonald||TE||Florida State|
|Bijan Nichols||K||U.S. Naval Academy|
|Eddie Ogamba||K||South Dakota|
|David Perales||DE||Fresno State|
|Lindsey Scott||QB||Incarnate Word|
|Christian Sims||TE||Bowling Green State|
|Chris Smith II||RB||Louisiana|
|Cheikhe “Sidy” Sow||G/T||Eastern Michigan|
|Ryan Swoboda||T||Central Florida|
|SaRodorick Thompson||RB||Texas Tech|
|Mitchell Tinsley||WR||Penn State|
|Quavian White||CB||Georgia State|
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NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 2023 players to watch
Malik Cunningham, Louisville QB
Malik Cunningham drew serious buzz heading into the season, and he was recently invited to the NFL Combine.
The prospect is expected to also play at the Senior Bowl, where he’ll undoubtedly get more eyes on him, but this is a good springboard for the Louisville QB. Cunningham didn’t play in Louisville’s Fenway Bowl to end the year to prepare for life after college football.
A fifth-year senior, Cunningham completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,568 yards and rushed 113 times for 560 yards. He accounted for 20 touchdowns, 12 of them coming on the ground.
Emari Demercado, TCU RB
Michigan fans are already acutely aware of Emari Demercado.
The TCU running back rushed for 150 yards on 17 carries in the Horned Frogs’ CFP semifinal win, along with a touchdown.
A longtime backup, Demercado will try to leverage that huge performance into a potential NFL draft pick.
David Perales, Fresno State Edge
Every team in the NFL needs more pass rushing, and David Perales could provide that spark.
To be clear, this is not a comp, but Perales is a high-effort edge rusher who can drop into coverage, much like Aidan Hutchinson, last year’s No. 2 overall pick.
Although Perales doesn’t have the skillset Hutchinson does, the ability to disguise if you’re rushing or dropping is a valuable one to have, and it gives defenses room to flex a player’s role. He could be a mid- to late-round find for a team looking for D-line help.