Football

Spruill, Bromley to play in postseason all-star games on Saturday

Former Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill and defensive tackle Jay Bromley will suit up for the first time since the Orange’s 21-17 Texas Bowl victory on Dec. 27.

Spruill will play for the National team in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the StubHub Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills and will be televised on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Spruill, who will be coached by former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil, is the third Syracuse player to compete in the three-year-old competition, following running back Antwon Bailey in 2012 and defensive tackle Deon Goggins in 2013. Spruill recorded 66 tackles and 14.5 tackles for loss, matching Bromley for the most on the Orange.

Bromley will compete in the East-West Shrine Game at 4 p.m. on Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network.

He becomes the 73rd Syracuse player to compete in the annual game, which is the longest-running collegiate all-star game. Bromley, who led the Orange with 10 sacks and three forced fumbles, is projected by CBS Sports as a sixth- or seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft.

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