There aren't any more games this season for the CSU football team. But, for a few select players, their collegiate football career isn't quite over.
Three Rams have been selected for participation to postseason all-star play.
Senior H-back Joel Dreessen has been selected to participate in the annual Senior Bowl on Jan. 22, and senior offensive lineman Erik Pears has been invited to play in the East-West Shrine game on Jan. 29. Senior defensive end Patrick Goodpaster will also play in an all-star game – the Las Vegas All-American Classic on Jan. 15.
Two CSU freshmen were also honored this week when they were named to The Sporting News third-team freshman All-American team. True freshman Kory Sperry and redshirt freshman Jesse Nading were both named to the team.
Sperry, from Pueblo, started six times this year for the Rams in place of junior Matt Bartz, who tore a knee ligament early this season. He ended the season with 15 catches for 225 yards and a touchdown. He also recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
Nading, a six-foot 243-pound defensive end, started five games and finished the year with 33 tackles, including seven for a loss and a sack. He also forced two fumbles.