Jan. 3, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State football player Kellen Bartlett will join three other Aggies at the second annual Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game, which will be played at Kino Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday Jan. 11. The game will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks and available to watch live on ESPN3. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (MT).
The 2013 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game is the second annual post-season football exhibition of draft eligible college seniors. The game provides a platform for selected, elite athletes to showcase their talents to scouts from the NFL, CFL and Arena teams. In the inaugural Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in 2012, 67 players were signed to NFL contracts.
In all, Utah State now has six football players who will be participating in all-star games this year as senior running back Kerwynn Williams will play in the 2013 East-West Shrine Game on January 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., while senior cornerback Will Davis will play in the 2013 Senior Bowl on January 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl will be televised live on the NFL Network (Comcast Ch. 180, Dish Network Ch. 154, DirectTV Ch. 212).
Bartlett, a 6-2, 248-pound senior tight end from Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs HS) earned honorable mention all-Western Athletic Conference honors in 2012 as he finished the season with 38 receptions for 272 yards and five touchdown catches, which ranked tied for first on the team.
Overall, Bartlett's five touchdown receptions ranked first in the WAC among tight ends, while his 38 receptions ranked second and his 272 receiving yards ranked third.
Utah State had its most successful season in school history in 2012 as it went 11-2 and set school records for wins (11) and home wins (6), while being nationally ranked in the Associated Press poll for three-straight weeks for the first time in school history. USU also won its first outright conference championship since 1936 and just its third in school history joining the 1921 and 1936 teams that both won Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference titles.
Utah State also finished the 2012 season winning its final seven games, which is tied for the fourth-longest active winning streak in the nation and tied for the third-longest winning streak in school history.
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