Allison Selected for Sunday's FCS National Bowl
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – West Liberty University quarterback Jack Allison will enjoy a homecoming of sorts this weekend as one of four Mountain East Conference players chosen to play in Sunday's eighth annual FCS National Bowl All-Star Game.
A Florida native who began his collegiate journey at the University of Miami, the 6-4, 195-pound signal-caller will join 77 other senior football players from the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II and Division III ranks in the showcase event for scouts from the National Football League and Canadian Football League.
The kickoff is set for 11 a.m. at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. The official live stream broadcast of the game will be available on the FCS National Bowl's Facebook page – FCS National Bowl Stream – with a 10-minute delay.
The 78 players have been split into two teams. Jim Collins is the National Team's head coach, a veteran of three decades on the collegiate sidelines who recently accepted the head coaching job at NCAA Division III Wittenberg (Ohio). The American Team is helmed by long-time NCAA and NFL assistant Mike Stock, the NFL's 1997 Special Teams Coach of the Year as part of Marty Schottenheimer's staff with the Kansas City Chiefs.
One of three quarterbacks on the National Team, Allison will be sharing playing time under center with Shannon Patrick of Bethune-Cookman and Evan Ernst of Ohio Dominican.
Among their aerial targets will be Fairmont State WR Javon Hayes and Wheeling's Jaquaun Davidson. Also representing the MEC in Sunday's game is Fairmont State linebacker, Danny Angie.
Allison came to WLU two years ago as a graduate transfer from West Virginia University. The strong-armed QB battled injuries throughout his stay on the hilltop but delivered several impressive performances when healthy. He was nominated for MEC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 31-of-43 passes for 294 yards and 4 TDs in a 33-28 loss to West Virginia State. Allison also had a 4-touchdown game in the Spring 2021 season finale at Glenville, a 37-14 West Liberty romp.
During his 10 games on the hilltop, the Palmetto, Fla. native completed nearly 56 percent (165-for-296) of his passes for 1,697 yards and 13 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.