STORRS, Conn. -
University of Connecticut senior center Alex Mateas (Ottawa, Ont.) has been named to play in the College Gridiron Showcase all-star game on January 31 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.
The head coaches in the game will be former Dallas Cowboy Doug Cosbie, who played at Santa Clara, and then went on to a Pro Bowl career in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys, and Marcus Dupree, an All-American at Oklahoma, who played in both the NFL and USFL.
Mateas started 29 games over three years for the Huskies at center, including all 12 games in 2013 and '14. He served as one of UConn's four captains this past season.
He is the second Husky to be named to an all-star game roster this winter as senior wide receiver Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game this Saturday. The game will be played at the StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State-Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. Gametime is 4 p.m. on ESPN2.