Bomar to play in showcase games

Sam Houston State fans get ready: quarterback Rhett Bomar’s career as a Bearkat is drawing to an end.

Yet for two more games this year, the SHSU all-time leader in total offense will put on an oranget helmet and head on to the field.

This past season, fans watched Bomar re-write the record books and set Bowers Stadium on fire with his high powered offense. Now, they get another shot to watch him play.

This is his opportunity to show every media member, and every college football team, that the mistakes that happened in Norman, Oklahoma were just because of adolescence.

On Jan. 17, Bomar will suit up for the East-West Shrine All-Star game in Houston. This is a smaller venue, but in past years it has helped several players get noticed, such as Brad Smith, the former Missouri Tigers quarterback who showed off his wide receiver skills and is now a member of the New York Jets.

Accompanying Bomar in the East-West game will be Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane and quarterback Stephen Mcgee, along with several other Big 12 players.

This is the smaller of his two games, however. On Jan. 24, Bomar heads to Mobile, Ala., home of the largest showcase bowl of the year, The Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl is full of more talent than American Idol. It has played home to former players like Brett Favre, Ron Jaworski and Brian Urlacher.

Every year, the Senior Bowl attracts over 500 National Football League general managers, scouts, coaches and agents.

Bomar will play with talent that is just ridiculous. Texas wide receiver Quan Cosby will be there, along with many of Bomar’s ex-teammates from Oklahoma.

There is quite a bit riding on both games. As of press time, website has Bomar rated as the number four quarterback in the draft, with a projected draft pick in the third round.

He would join Josh McCown, the Miami Dolphins back-up quarterback, as the highest drafted player in Sam Houston State history.

The two-time All-Southland Conference quarterback is coming off of a knee injury, and questions are high. Although he has been invited to the National Football League Combine, these two games will be the last time he can play quarterback for the NFL coaches and scouts before the work-out sessions become his only influence.

Expectations are high and for us Bearkats, it’s our last chance to see him play before he joins the NFL.

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