Susquehanna’s Knouse Among Elite Selected to Play in DIII All-Star Contest

Susquehanna’s Knouse Among Elite Selected to Play in DIII All-Star Contest

GRANBURY, Texas – Susquehanna senior tight end Matt Knouse ’12 (Elliottsburg, Pa./West Perry) has been named one of 49 NCAA DIII football players chosen to compete in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) as members of the Team Stars & Stripes.

The Stars & Stripes will face the CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico in the third annual all-star contest, previously known as the Aztec Bowl, on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Puebla, Mexico.

Head coaches at DIII institutions nominated more than 200 players and head coach Bill Manlove and his staff made their selections from that pool of nominees.

Knouse had a career year, stepping up big time after the loss of Preseason All-Centennial Conference player Mike Ritter. Knouse reeled in 38 catches for 397 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged nearly 40 yards per game and 10.4 yards per catch. His 397 yards were a career high as was his longest catch, a 35-yarder.

For his efforts, Knouse was named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team.

Team Stars & Stripes arrived in Puebla on Dec. 11 and look to make it back-to-back victories after winning last year’s game 48-7 in Toluca. Fans can watch the game live here.

The Crusaders finished their 2011 campaign with a 6-4 record, including a 5-4 mark in conference games. Those six victories marked a four-win improvement from just one season ago.