Peter Pujals Selected To Play In 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior quarterback Peter Pujals has accepted an invitation to play in the 2018 National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl. The game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., and will be aired nationally on Fox Sports 1 at 4:00 p.m. (EST).
Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.
Pujals was named second team All-Patriot League this year, marking the third time he has earned All-Conference honors. He was previously named to the All-Patriot League first team in 2015 and the second team in 2014. Pujals started all 11 games at quarterback for the Crusaders in 2017, connecting on 238 of 430 passes for 2,776 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 82 times for 151 yards and three scores, while finishing the year with 2,927 yards of total offense. Pujals ranked second in the Patriot League in both passing yards and yards of total offense, while standing third in pass efficiency (119.4 rating).
Over the course of his Holy Cross career, he hit on 1,071 of 1,796 attempts for 11,695 yards and 84 touchdowns, while rushing 511 times for 1,756 yards and 19 scores. Pujals ranks first all-time at Holy Cross in career games played (48), career games started (46) and career pass attempts; while standing second in career passing yards, career completions, career yards of total offense (13,451) and career touchdown passes.
Holy Cross concluded the 2017 season with an overall record of 4-7, and tied for third in the Patriot League with a 3-3 mark in conference games.