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Special Photo/Georgia Southern University Former Douglas County and Georgia Southern defensive back standout Antonio Glover, left, played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif., over the weekend.

Antonio Glover had another opportunity to impress perspective NFL teams on Saturday.

The former Georgia Southern and Douglas County High standout played in the fifth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif., which gave more than 100 former college players a chance to impress scouts, coaches and other NFL personnel during the week-long practices and game.

Glover was one of seven players from the Sun Belt Conference chosen to play in the all-star game. He played for the National Team, which defeated the American Team 18-17 on six field goals.

“It has been a great opportunity for me,” Glover said via cellphone leading up to the game. “I’ve really tried to make the adjust and just show what I can do.”

He was one of two former Georgia Southern players to get a postseason all-star game invite. Antwione Williams, a linebacker from Lovejoy High in Clayton County, participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., last weekend.

An All-Sun Belt First-Team selection, Glover started all 13 games at strong safety for the Eagles this past season, tying the school record with six interceptions. He finished the season with 56 total tackles (30u, 26a) with 2.0 tackles for a loss of 2 yards, one fumble recovery, three pass breakups and six interceptions.

He had three interceptions in a win over Western Michigan at home this past season.

Glover, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety, said playing on the NCAA Div. I Football Bowl Subdivision the last two years helped him make a quick adjustment to playing in the all-star game.

“I was really use to facing that type of competition,” Glover said. “I think it really helped me understand the speed of the game.”

During the 2014 season, Georgia Southern won the Sun Belt Conference title but was ineligible for a bowl bid since that were in a transition period of moving from the Football Championship Subdivision level.

The Eagles finished the regular season with a 9-4 record and defeated Bowling Green 58-27 in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala., in late December.

In that game, Glover’s final college game, he had two tackles and pass break up.

“I was really pleased at how my career went at Georgia Southern,” Glover said. “I was a part of some big wins for the program like the win at Florida and closing my career with winning a bowl game for the first time in Georgia Southern history.”

Glover is now finishing up school with some online courses as he tries to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL, which will hold its draft from April 28-30.

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