December 19th, 2007

Brittingham Selected to Cactus Bowl


BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg University running back Jamar Brittingham (Levittown/Neshaminy) has been selected to play in the 2008 Valero Cactus Bowl, a Division II all-star game featuring some of the country's top seniors. The East versus West match-up will take place 7 p.m. on Friday, January 11th at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas.

Brittingham, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Player of the Year, earned his second selection to the All-Region team in his career after receiving the honor in 2005. After several injuries riddled Brittingham in 2006, he was back to form this season, rushing for 1,493 yards (a 143.5 yards per game average) and 23 touchdowns. Brittingham also shattered several school and conference records throughout the course of the year. He is now the sole holder of 28 school and PSAC records and is the PSAC's all-time career leading rusher with 5,689 yards. Brittingham also ends his career 14th all-time on the NCAA Division II career rushing list.

Brittingham was also one of nine finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II Player of the Year. Brittingham finished third in the voting for the award in 2005.

The Cactus Bowl will be broadcast live by Fox Sports Southwest. Viewers with satellite systems can tune in to Direct TV channel 643 or Dish Network channel 416 to catch the action.