Rivers standout at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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(STATS) - FCS quarterbacks were in the spotlight at the fifth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl with three of the six signal callers from the subdivision.

Northwestern State's Stephen Rivers lived up to the family as one of the game's standouts.

Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, threw the game's only touchdown pass, although his American team fell 18-17 to the National squad Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Rivers began his career at Vanderbilt and then finished strong in his one season as a graduate transfer at Northwestern State.

While playing before many NFL scouts at the NFLPA all-star game, Rivers was 11 of 17 for a game-best 96 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown to Jaydon Mickens from Washington. Liberty's Josh Woodrum also played for the American team and completed all three of his passes for 45 yards, but he lost two fumbles.

Southern Utah's Ammon Olsen was 7 of 13 for 71 yards for the National, whose head coach, Mike Martz, won for the second straight year over Mike Holmgren. All of the National points came on six field goals by Missouri's Andrew Baggett.

Richmond running back Jacobi Green had a big performance for the American, rushing for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He also caught two passes and returned three kickoffs for 79 yards.

There were 23 FCS players on the two rosters.