Hubbard, Burdette Gearing Up For Raycom All-Star Classic

Linebacker Marvin Burdette led the nation in tackles in 2012.

Jan. 16, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- When the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic is kicked off for the first time Saturday in Montgomery, Ala., there will be a pair of UAB Blazers showcasing their talents.

All-Conference USA performers, linebacker Marvin Burdette and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, will be among the players in action for the inaugural all-star game at the Cramton Bowl.

The game will played Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. (CT) at the Cramton Bowl and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

The Raycom College Football All-Star Classic features elite college football seniors participating in NFL-formatted practices that are open to the public. The Raycom College Football All-Star Classic will be coached by former NFL head coaches Jim Bates and Dan Reeves. Bates will coach the Stars Team of which Burdette is a member and Reeves will guide the Stripes team that includes Hubbard.

Burdette finished the 2012 season as the nation's leading tackler with an average of 13.08 stops. The Batesville, Miss. native set Blazer records for most tackles in a career (406) and a season (157). He also tied a UAB single-game mark when he recorded 24 tackles at Tulane in October.

This will be the second all-star game appearance in as many weeks for Burdette. Last Saturday, he played in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz.

Hubbard was the anchor of the Blazers' offensive line last season that helped UAb to rank third in C-USA and 19th nationally in passing yards per game. Hubbard, from Columbus, Ga., started all 12 games the past two seasons.