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Ball State Safeties Play in All-Star Games

I need no thumb to feast on souls

The “Safety U” nickname I gave Ball State in my previous post is gaining more and more steam.

Ball State safeties Sean Baker and Joshua Howard have or will soon participate in a college all-star game.

Baker played Monday in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Arizona. According to Doug Zaleski of the Muncie Start Press he recorded a tackle as a backup.

Baker was also healthy for the game which is a good sign for his draft status. Ball State fans are used to seeing a cast on No. 25 so his performance Monday should put to rest some of those health concerns among NFL scouts.

Howard will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl out in California this Saturday. According to the game’s website the all-star team Howard is on will be coached by NFL great Dick Vermeil.

After Saturday’s game Howard can say he has been coached by Brady Hoke, and Dick Vermeil. Not many can say that. Although many are probably glad they were not coached by Stan Parrish for two years so you take the good with the bad I suppose.

I have not made contact with Howard yet but if he shares any moments from his all-star experience I will post them here at OTP. Go “Safety U” go.

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