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A Year Late and at Different Schools: 16 UAB Players Finally Go Bowling

Highlighting the 16 UAB Blazers that are getting a chance to experience a bowl game.

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A little over a year ago the University of Alabama-Birmingham announced they would no longer play football. In the spring and summer 56 players from the 2014 UAB football team  transferred to new programs.

Below are the UAB players who played, or at least were rostered by (OL stats are hard to find), bowl teams.

Name POS 2015 Team Key Stats Bowl Game Date
Robert Mondie DL Arkansas State 7 games played, 17 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery New Orleans Bowl December 19th
Bobby Baker S Georgia State University 49 solo tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries Cure Bowl December 19th
Nyiakki Height WR Georgia State University 4 games played, 8 receptions, 122 receiving yards Cure Bowl December 19th
Demarcus Kirk RB Georgia State University 10 games played, 400 total yards, 2 touchdowns Cure Bowl December 19th
Alonzo McGee LB Georgia State University 62 total tackles, 2.5 sacks Cure Bowl December 19th
Kelepi Folau OL Georgia State University Transferred to Georgia State University Cure Bowl December 19th
T.J. McCollum S Western Kentucky University 100 total tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery Miami Beach Bowl December 21st
Jontavius Morris DT Western Kentucky University 33 total tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery Miami Beach Bowl December 21st
Rolan Milligan CB Toledo 39 total tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown Boca Raton Bowl December 22nd
Roscoe Byrd OL Georgia Southern Transferred to Georgia Southern GoDaddy Bowl December 23rd
Ryan Krum OL San Diego State Transferred to San Diefo State Hawaii Bowl December 24th
Jordan Howard RB Indiana 1213 rushing yards, 10 total touchdowns, 6.2 yards per carry Pinstripe Bowl December 26th
Marqui Hawkins WR Indiana 1 game played, 2 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery Pinstripe Bowl December 26th
Jamari Staples WR Louisville 36 recptions for 610 yards and 3 touchdowns Music City Bowl December 30th
Victor Salako OL Oklahoma State University Transferred to Oklahoma State University Sugar Bowl January 1st
Jake Ganus LB Georgia 95 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery Tax Slayer Bowl January 2nd

Here are the other UAB players who accumulated stats during the 2015 season. Some of these players are still playing in the FCS playoffs.

Name POS 2015 Team Key Stats
Jamal Hundley WR Arkansas-Pine Bluff 28 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, 1 blocked kick
Chris Hudson OL Bethune Cookman Transferred to Behune Cookman
Collin Lisa WR Buffalo 31 receptions, 325 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns
Daniel Anousheh OL Coastal Carolina Transferred to Coastal Carolina
Darius Powell WR Delta State 38 receptions, 356 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns
Vincent Hunter OL Jackson State Transferred to Jackson State
Joseph Roberts LB Jacksonville State 1 Sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
Desman Carter S Montana St. 11 games played, 44 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery
Wes Drewery LS Murray State Transferred to Murray State, 11 games played, 1 tackle
Ja'Won Arrington RB North Dakota 3 games played, 32 rushing yards
Devon Brown CB Old Dominion 10 games played, 2 solo tackles
David Norris LB Richmond 13 games played, 16 total tackles
Jeremiah Briscoe QB Sam Houston State 1753 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, beat Colgate in FCS Playoffs
Hayden Naumann OL Samford Transferred to Samford
Cody Clements QB South Alabama 2272 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowsns, 3 rushing touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown
Kalen Jackson LB South Alabama 72 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble
D.J. Vinson RB South Alabama Played in 11 games, 23 receptions, 193 receiving yard
Josh Magee WR South Alabama 23 receptions, 504 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns
Gerald Everett TE South Alabama 41 receptions, 575 yards, 12 total touchdowns
Cameron Blankenship OL South Alabama Transferred to South Alabama, 1 played game
Rodney Morris TE Tennessee State 8 games played, 4 receptions, 1 receiving touchdown
Lamarcus Farmer CB Troy 36 tackles, 3 interceptions, defensive touchdown
Kelton Brackett CB University of Massachusetts 29 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery
Hunter Kennedy OL University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Transferred to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Steve Pickren TE University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Transferred to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 13 games played
Parrish Huddleston DL UT-Martin 10 games played, 16 total tackles

Many of the players listed above have eligibility remaining for the 2016 season, so there is a good chance even more of the 2014 Blazers will be able to go to a bowl game during their college career.