2011 Bowl Season – Armed Forces Bowl

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Friday, December 30, 11 a.m. CST/ESPN

Gerald Ford Stadium/Dallas, Texas


Brigham Young (9-3)

#70 OT Matt Reynolds, Redshirt Senior – 6-4 ¼ , 305 pounds, 5.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash – Reynolds connections at BYU ran deep as his father Lance was the team’s associate head coach. He spent his first year out of high school on a church mission in Germany and then redshirted in 2007. He did not get on the field to play until 2008. Since then, he’s been holding down the left tackle spot and has shown durability and availability. He has very quick feet and he was a two-time team captain. Reynolds is married and a father. He is viewed as a fifth or sixth-round prospect for the upcoming draft.

#91 DT Hebron Fangupo, Redshirt Senior – 6-1, 331 pounds, 5.0 second in the 40-yard dash – A broken leg in 2009 while he was at Southern Cal sideswiped Fangupo’s college career. He ended up at USC after playing at the junior college level. He got a late start coming out of Santa Ana High School as he served a church mission to the Philippines. This season he appeared in 12 games and finished with 23 total tackles, 5.5 TFLs and he knocked down two passes. Right now, Fangupo is nothing more than a FA prospect, but starting with the bowl game if he can show the NFL more of what he’s capable of doing, he could work his way into being a late-round pick. He could be a very big diamond in the rough, but now it’s a question of how much he wants to play football at an increased intensity level.

Tulsa (8-4)

#4 QB G.J. Kinne, Redshirt Senior – 6-1, 234 pounds, 4.75 seconds in the 40-yard dash – He was named All-Conference USA first or second-team in the past two years, as well as being named the conference’s offensive player of the year in 2010. He was also a three time All-Academic selection in the conference. A transfer from Texas, Kinne has been a three-year starter for the Golden Hurricanes. Kinne has some things going for him, but he lacks the ideal size teams seek in a QB and he’s likely a seventh-round/FA guy in this year’s draft class.

#32 ILB Curnelius Arnick, Redshirt Senior – 6-0¼, 230 pounds, 4.78 seconds in 40-yard dash – First-team Conference USA defense this year with his 142 total tackles, including 19 in one game against Central Florida. Over his 51-game career, he had 339 total tackles, 15 TFLs, 9.5 sacks, 5 INTs, 10 passes broken up, 4 QB hurries and 2 forced fumbles. His strong senior season has lifted him into discussion as a late-round choice in the Draft.

One Response to “2011 Bowl Season – Armed Forces Bowl”

  • December 29, 2011  - Johnfromwichita says:

    You have to be kidding me. The Military bowl game has BYU? They are Mormons: they don’t belive in militaries. Bell Helicopters is Boeing. They belive in warfare. I took a nap and the world changed? I’m going back to sleep. BYU. Really.

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