Tigerville, SC – The honors continue to pour in for North Greenville University football star Andre Bernardi. The 6-3 265 pound defensive lineman, who is a three-time NCAA Division II All-American, has been selected for the East Coast Bowl All-Star Game Saturday, Nov. 28 in Petersburg, Virginia, just south of Richmond.
The East Coast Bowl is the only college football all-star game that features players only from the Division
I Football Championship Series (FCS), Division II, Division III, and NAIA colleges and universities. The
Bowl is in its ninth year and scouts from the National Football League, the Canadian Football League and
the Arena2 Football League will be in attendance to evaluate potential talent.
Bernardi, a native of Marietta, Ga., just completed his career at North Greenville by tying the all-time
NCAA Division II record for sacks (42), and became the NCAA II all-time leader in tackles for loss with
78, and he had 239.5 total tackles in his four-year career. He will report to Petersburg Wednesday, Nov.
25 for weigh in and players will take the NFL Wonderlic questionnaire along with other testing.
The East Coast Bowl experience will continue for Bernardi on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27 with more
testing and game practices. The actual Bowl Game will be Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12:00 p.m. at Cameron
“I am extremely honored to be selected for this opportunity,” Bernardi said. “I took a week off after our
last game, but now I need to start running again, continue lifting weights and stay in shape until the
game. I understand it will be like a mini-NFL combine and in the past, almost half the roster has signed
some kind of professional contract, so it’s a great chance for me to keep playing beyond college.”
ANDRE BERNARDI’S STATS LINE:
Games Played Total Tackles Sacks Tackles for Loss
2009 10 54 13.5 20.5
2008 11 56.5 8.5 16.5
2007 9 44 5.5 12.5
2006 12 85 14.5 28.5
Total 42 239.5 42 78