Former Pioneer to play in Magnolia Bowl

Former Alfred State College cornerback Codera Jackson (Rochester/East) will finish off his collegiate playing career in the 2nd annual Magnolia Bowl in Jackson, MS this Saturday.  Jackson recently finished his career at Youngstown State as he helped the Penguins to the NCAA Division IAA semifinals and a 11-3 record.

Jackson finished his senior campaign at Youngstown with 61 total tackles, including 31 solo stops.  he also had four interceptions, three pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.  Recently, Jackson was named 3rd team All-American by the Associated Press.

The Magnolia All-Star Bowl allows prospects from Division I-A programs to participate in a contest against a small school roster comprised of Division I-AA, Division II and other players. It gives many non-bowl game seniors and smaller school players a final game to impress NFL teams.

Players arrived in Jackson, MS last Sunday and have been going through practices, NFL combine style workouts, and meeting with NFL personnel.

Kickoff is scheduled for noon on December 23rd.