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Local Players Set for Big 33 Football Classic

By gthomas Published: June 15, 2011

More than a few local standouts will appear in one more high school football game before they say their goodbyes to the Akron-Canton area to head off to their respective colleges.

The PNC Big 33 Football Classic features some of the top players from Ohio and Pennsylvania squaring off in all-star game.  This year’s game will take place at 7 p.m. at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Penn.

It will feature Kevin Brewton (defensive lineman, Garfield); Connor Cook (quarterback, Walsh Jesuit); Doran Grant (defensive back, St. Vincent-St. Mary); Justin Olack (wide reciever, Massillon); Steve Miller (defensive lineman, McKinley); Devin Smith (wide receiver, Massillon) and Tyler Williams, who is from Cincinnati Colerain but will play college football for the University of Akron is playing.

Many players are recruited by Division I colleges and universities and go on to professional careers in the NFL. There has never been a Super Bowl without a Big 33 Alumni. Some of our most well-known alums include: Tony Dorsett, Matt Millen, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, John Cappelletti, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Rocket Ismail, Kerry Collins and more recently Kyle Brady, Orlando Pace, Ricky Watters, Antonio Freeman, Ed McCaffrey, Marvin Harrison, Sean Gilbert, Curtis Martin and 2006 Super Bowl Champion, Ben Roethlisberger.

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