Tigerville – NGU fans will have one more opportunity to watch Chancy Haney represent the Crusaders as a participant in the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) Collegiate Bowl in January of 2020.
The All-Star game is considered one of the two premier showcases in all of college football along with the Senior Bowl which is played in Mobile, Alabama. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is played in Pasadena, California in the legendary Rose Bowl Stadium.
Haney is the first North Greenville football player to receive such an invite and the only Division II player among South Carolina DII athletes. The 2019-2020 teams, labeled the American Team and the National Team will be headed by NFL veterans in Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis, both of whom have had extensive careers as head coaches in the professional ranks.
Haney wrapped up his career with North Greenville on Saturday among the statistical leaders in the Gulf South and all of Division II. He finished with 55.5-tackles with a pass break-up and a deflection. Among the nation’s top players, Haney finished with 16-tackles for a loss including 9.5-sacks which ranks him first in the GSC in both categories. Nationally he ranks 21st in the loss category and 10th overall in quarterback sacks.
Haney, a 6-5 presence across NGU’s front seven was also instrumental on special teams. He finished the season with a pair of blocked field goals which was 10th best among Division II players. He finished his career with six blocks overall. He also forced a pair of fumbles and finished 11 quarterback hurries.
“Chauncy has represented NGU and our football program for four years with class. He has battled through injuries through multiple seasons and a position change with a wonderful "never-give-up-TEAM 1st" attitude,” remarked head coach Jeff Farrington. “He is always (Win or Lose) leading and encouraging his teammates to improve while modeling a great work ethic to improve his skill at DE and with our defensive scheme. I am very proud of him and his accomplishments and know he is very deserving.”
The 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl has been played since 2012. The 2020 game is scheduled to be played on January 18, 2020, at 4 PM (Eastern). It will be televised on the NFL Network.