When Football Players Go Bowling, Gifts Are Sure To Follow

A look at how West County area prep standouts are being rewarded this holiday season as their college football programs reach postseason bowl games.

College football teams are getting more than just a few weeks of extra practice and a trip out of town when their schools are selected for postseason bowl games. For the players, a trip to Shreveport, Pasadena or New York City also often means a literal shopping spree worth hundreds of dollars. Here's a look at what some players from the St. Louis area are getting, according to Sports Business Daily:

University of Missouri/AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl:

Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, commemorative football. Watch this YouTube Video to explain what "gift suite" means.

  • Wes Kemp ()
  • Robert Steeples (De Smet)
  • Jack Meiners ()
  • Anthony Gatti ()
  • Keric Lickerman (Lafayette)
  • Denzel Martin (Chaminade)
  • T.J. Moe (Ft. Zumwalt West)
  • De'Vion Moore (Hazelwood Central)
  • Kortland Webb ()
  • Nick Demien (Timberland)


University of Illinois/Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag

  • Chase Haslett (Clatyon)
  • John Valentine (MICDS)


University of Wisconsin/The Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio

Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era hat, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0

  • Montee Ball (Timberland)


University of Iowa/Insight Bowl

Gift suite, Fossil watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

  • Marvin McNutt (Hazelwood Central)


Northern Illinois University/GODADDY.com Bowl

Nikon S80, Timely Watch Co. watch, leather luggage bag, commemorative football

  • Tyrone Clark (Mehlville)
  • Adam Kiel (St. Dominic)
  • Matt Killian (Francis Howell)
  • DeVonte' Majors (Fort Zumwalt West)
  • Jason Meehan (Webster Groves)
  • Andrew Ness (O'Fallon/)
  • Sean Strehl (Eureka)


Southern Methodist University/BVAA Compass Bowl

iBeats by Dr. Dre (ear buds), Reactor watch, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, Big Game commemorative football

  • Stephen Kaiser (De Smet)

University of Arkansas/AT&T Cotton Bowl

Fossil watch, additional details not available

  •       Alex Cacciarelli (Brentwood/)


Iowa State University/New Era Pinstripe Bowl:

The bowl would not disclose gifts to players, but Rob Standard, a redshirt freshman from Chaminade is on the squad.



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