Tracking ND players in all-star games

Three college all-star games take place this Saturday, making it the most popular day among postseason exhibitions. A number of former Notre Dame players will be taking the gridiron one final time before embarking on their next careers, so let's take a look at this weekend's participants, along with all of those with one more pre-professional game left in their tanks. (Joe Tessitore is on the call for the NFLPA bowl, so you know that will be a fun one.)

Jan. 19

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Los Angeles, Home Depot Center (6 ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)

  • Jordan Cowart, longsnapper (American team): Scouts Inc. position rank: 2, Scouts grade: 30

  • Dayne Crist, quarterback (National team): Position rank: 24, Scouts grade: 30. Crist, who played his fifth and final year with former Irish coach Charlie Weis at Kansas, also participated in the Jan. 12 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., completing 6 of 12 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in the West team's 40-7 win over the East.

Raycom College All-Star Classic, Montgomery, Ala., Cramton Bowl (3 ET, CBS Sports Network)

  • Mike Golic Jr., right guard (Stars team): Position rank: 17 (Scouts Inc. lists him as a center), Scouts grade: 30

  • Robby Toma, wide receiver (Stars team): Position rank: 78, Scouts grade: 30

    *The game's official website has an article on the Irish duo here.

East-West Shrine Game, St. Petersburg, Fla., Tropicana Field (4 ET, NFL Network)

  • Zeke Motta, safety (West team): Position rank: 40, Scouts grade: 30

  • Theo Riddick, running back (not on official roster, though Notre Dame and others have announced he will participate): Position rank: 19 (Scouts Inc. lists him as a receiver), Scouts grade: 66

Jan. 26

Senior Bowl, Mobile, Ala., Ladd-Peebles Stadium (4 ET, NFL Network)

(Linebacker Manti Te'o has declined an invitation to play in the game, according to the game's official Twitter page. Te'o is ranked as the No. 1 inside linebacker, with an overall grade of 95, seventh among all draft-eligible players.)

Feb. 2

Texas vs. The Nation, Allen, Texas, Eagle Stadium (2:30 ET, Fox Sports)

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