UNK's Schwieger Selected for Axtec Bowl|
University of Nebraska at Kearney Defensive End Dex Schwieger have accepted an invitation to Aztec Bowl XL organizers have announced.
The game will be held December 14 at University of Nuevo Leon Volcano Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, kicking off at 6 pm. CST and broadcast live online with Champs Sports Network.
In 2012, Schwieger (Aurora) was a team co-captain who led the Lopers in tackles for loss (15) and sacks (6.5) as part of a 50 tackle effort. An honorable mention All-MIAA selection, he also tied for the team lead in the bench press (409 lbs.) and has a pro agility time to 4.25.
Schweiger began his collegiate career at UNO before transferring to UNK prior to the 2011 season.
The 42 players on the American team have been assembled by 360 Sports and Events - All American Bowl and is proud to present this exciting opportunity to showcase the United States top small college players in the 2012 Aztec Bowl. Last year the American Eagles All Stars beat the Mexican National All Stars 28-14 in front of a exuberant crowd of 15,300 in Chihuahua Mexico. "The Aztec Bowl Game has always fielded players among small college football's best," said Executive Director Terry Sullivan. "Over 200 players have went on to play in the professional ranks from both the Aztec Bowl and All American Bowl games...."
About the Game: The Aztec Bowl is a small college (since 1973) post-season bowl game that has been played intermittently since at least 1950. With but one exception, all of the games have been played at locations in Mexico. In last years Aztec Bowl XXXVI game the All American Eagles All Stars won 28-14 over the ONEFA Mexican National All Stars under head coach Augsburg Frank Haage Augsburg College while Tristan Carver of Anglo State was named game MVP. The game was played in front of a exuberant Mexican crowd of over 15,300, in Chihuahua, MX. The Division II/III All Stars have a 12-1 edge against the Mexican All Stars, while the Mexican All Stars have a 13-11 edge against non-All Star teams.