College Football Underclassmen All-Star Game: Why it Should Happen

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Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) warms up prior to the game against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Why do only the Seniors get to play in the all-star games before they get drafted, and why can’t the underclassmen have an All-Star game of their own?

Here’s an idea for one: No freshman or redshirt freshman allowed. It would be for the other draft-eligible players which would be red-shirt sophomores, juniors, and red-shirt juniors.

Guys like UCF quarterback Blake Bortles should get a chance to showcase themselves in an All-Star game in the same way the other senior QBs are getting to.

To date there are four college football senior All-Star games with one being for Division II and D-III schools. So we’ll say three games worthy of major NFL scouting with multiple prospects in each game.

These games are great for the seniors. It gives them more exposure and another chance to be noticed on a big stage against quality competition, but here is why the underclassmen need their own game.

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