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Bowl Call: Former Dragons Gear up for Games

Dec 23, 2013 11:06AM ● By Anonymous

By Christina Mlynski

It’s time to get serious about bowl game season as more than a handful of former Carroll Dragons gear up to carry on the tradition. Over the holidays there will be 35 bowl games, officially kicking off Saturday.

A former Dragon will make his way back to old stomping grounds at the start of the New Year as Towson University makes its first appearance in a FCS championship game. Defensive back Jalil Gordon will take the field on Jan. 4 in Frisco at the NCAA FCS championship game. Tickets can be purchased here.

If celebrating your Dragon pride is best done from the comfort of your own home, fear not, there are plenty of Carroll appearances throughout upcoming bowl games.

University of Miami defensive back Kacy Rodgers II will take on Louisville during the Russell Athletic Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Texas Tech defensive line Jackson Richards plans to help his team dominate Arizona State University during the Holiday Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30 at 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Although former University of Houston quarterback David Piland will not suit up against Vanderbilt during the BBVA Compass Bowl, he will no doubt be cheering from the sidelines. Piland decided to end his football career in October because of multiple concussions. Join Piland in honoring his team on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. ET as the game is set to air on ESPN.

Two former Dragons will go head-to-head during the AT&T Cotton Bowl when Missouri defensive line Brayden Burnett will try and steel curtain Oklahoma State University on Friday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Minnesota defensive line Ben Perry will honor his Southlake roots during the Texas Bowl against Syracuse University on Friday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Former Dragon and first-team all area Dominic Cruciani played nose guard and linebacker during his time at Carroll. Now Cruciani bleeds burnt orange as a fullback and will hit the field during the Alamo Bowl when Texas faces Oregon on Monday, Dec. 30 at 6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Texas A & M quarterback Kenny Hill and wide receiver Sabian Holmes are the dynamic duo facing Duke during the Chick-fil-A Bowl this holiday season. The bowl-o-mania will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Kansas State linebacker Will Davis will suit up against the University of Michigan during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Last but certainly not least; Southlake can rally behind Alabama place-kicker Cade Foster, once again, when he takes on the University of Oklahoma during the Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.