Jan. 6, 2012
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior defensive end Jason Peters has been selected to play in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game Jan. 16 in Tucson, Ariz.
The head coaches for the game will be former Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt and former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Arizona.
Peters, a Baton Rouge (La.) native, recently concluded a consistent four-year career at Georgia Tech. He played in 49 career games, started 30 times, recorded 109 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He also had two career fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception.
Peters was part of the 2007 signing class at Georgia Tech and redshirted as a rookie. He became a solid contributor in Paul Johnson’s first season at Tech, in 2008. He started every game in 2010 and 2011.
The Casino Del Sol All-Star game moves this year to Kino Stadium in Tucson after Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., hosted the 2010 event. The game is the first of four national all-star games, joining the NFLPA College All-Star Game in Los Angeles (Jan. 21), the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg (Jan. 21) and the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. (Jan. 28).