BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Campbell's football team had a pair of players selected to the Lombardi Bowl this season the Lombardi Bowl Advisory Board announced this afternoon, Aug. 29.
Campbell's offensive tackle Sam Issermoyer and defensive tackle Randel Herring were both chosen this season.
The Inaugural Lombardi Bowl is for seniors that play in one of the 14 FCS (Football Championship Series) Conferences. The Lombardi Bowl is scheduled to be played on Monday, January 16, at Virginia Beach, Va. at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and will run similar to other all-star events that are run at the FBS (Football Bowl Series) level. A private combine administered by the NFL is expected to be conducted at the event and distributed to all 32 NFL teams.
Issermoyer, a senior from Eldersburg, Md., was a Phil Steele Preseason Second Team All-Pioneer Football League selection earlier this year and a Second Team All-PFL selection as a junior in 2010. Issermoyer, a three-year starter, played in and started all games at 11 games at left tackle for Campbell in 2010 and aided the Camels achieve the top ranking in the league in rushing at 207.73 yards a contest. The line he was part of also allowed the second least number of sacks in the conference. The Camels were able to set a school record with 416 yards rushing and 55 points against Valparaiso (11/6). Issermoyer also aided the Camels lead the conference in rushing in 2009 with an average of 189.73 yards a game. CU's offensive line also allowed the least amount of sacks in the league in 2009. Issermoyer has played in all 33 games for Campbell over the last three seasons with 28 starts.
Herring, a redshirt senior from Benson, N.C., was a Phil Steele Second Team All-Pioneer Football League selection earlier this season and a Second Team All-PFL selection as a redshirt junior in 2010. Herring led the team and ranked among the leaders in the PFL among defensive linemen with 48 tackles. He also had a pair of stop for loss, a sack and a pass breakup. Herring was dominating against Butler (10/2) with 12 tackles and a sack. He enters his final season having appeared in all 33 games in the Division I history of the program with 32 starts. Herring has totaled 118 tackles, 8.5 stops for loss and a pair of sacks during his career.
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