CCU’s Backus makes big impression in MOH Bowl

ccufoot-backusstillCoastal Carolina two-time All-American linebacker Quinn Backus put on an impressive performance for NFL scouts in Saturday’s Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston.

Backus made eight tackles and returned an interception 87 yards for a touchdown for the  American squad. Backus, who had been overlooked for his 5-foot-8 stature, got his chance to play against the big boys of the FBS and proved he can play at top level.

But it was the National team taking a 26-24 victory in the college all-star game, thanks to a TD connection between two players who went head to head in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.

Miami quarterback Ryan Williams hooked up with South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd in the third quarter to give the National team the lead for good.

Backus was among 88 college prospects to participate in the game, and NFL scouts were on hand to take notes in preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft.

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