Albright's Pillar Named MVP of National Bowl Game
Albright College senior Scott Pillar earned game MVP honors at yesterday's National Bowl Game, leading his team to a 35-21 win.
The National Bowl Game, held in Allentown, Pa., recruits graduating seniors from NCAA Divisions FCS, II and III. In front of numerous pro scouts, Pillar scored two touchdowns to lead Red Nation to victory over Blue Nation in a driving rainstorm.
With 13:52 remaining in the second quarter, Pillar put his team up 14-0 with a 13-yard TD catch from Eureka quarterback Sam Durley, who made national headlines this September with an NCAA-record 736 passing yard performance.
Pillar then made it 21-0 with a 26-yard touchdown reception, from Division II quarterback Ricky Phillips of West Virginia State.
Pillar was a first team AFCA Coaches All-American this fall, and a BSN All-American in 2012 and 2011. He earned D3football.com All-Region honors in 2011.
Pillar finished his Albright career as the school's third all-time leader in TD receptions, with 35. He caught 80 passes in 2012 and recorded his second consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season.
The fifth-year senior will also compete in the Dream Bowl, a Division III/NAIA senior all-star game, on January 21 in Roanoke, Va.