Rupcich To Participate in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

January 19, 2022

Former Culver-Stockton College offensive lineman Andrew Rupcich has accepted an invitation to participate in the National Football League Players Association NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The game, scheduled for January 29, 2022, will be played in the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., and be televised live on the NFL Network.

Former NFL head coaches Marvin Lewis and Jeff Fisher have been selected to lead the National and American teams.

Rupcich, an offensive tackle from Wonder Lake, Ill., (McHenry HS), is a three-time AFCA/NAIA All-America first team selection. Among his other accolades, Rupcich is a four-time All-Heart of America Athletic Conference first team selection and a two-time Associated Press NAIA All-America pick. Including a first team selection in 2021,

In addition, Rupcich was awarded the Piesman Award by SBNation for an interior lineman who does something to transcend the position. Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers, and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected to be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.