Former Appalachian State University football player Tony Washington competed in the third annual 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Ca.

 

 

 

Washington, who was an academic All-America in 2013 with the Mountaineers, caught four passes for 27 yards, his longest reception being 11 yards, and he returned a kick-off for 17 yards.

 

Washington played for the Team American led by former National Football League coach Dennis Green. The Team National defeated Team American 31-17 Saturday night at StubHub Center Stadium.

 

Former NFL coach Dick Vermeil, who led Team National, won his third consecutive game in the series. Washington is the second App State player to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in its three-year history. Demetrius McCray (who is a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars) played in this game last year.

 

J.C. Copeland of LSU, who scored a pair of touchdowns for Team National, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Tony Washington, App State Athletics