Menlo College football has four competing in all-star game


Menlo College football will have Cam Grad, Brandon Soohoo, Keith Bowman and Ray Roach take part in the D2-NAIA Challenge on Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The game is part of the new National Scouting Showcase and Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL).

Grad, a four-year standout linebacker, recorded 163 career tackles and boasts 14.5 career sacks -- both good to rank him in the top five all-time at Menlo College. In his senior season alone, Grad racked up 65 tackles (44 solo and 21 assisted) and a team-high six sacks. Both of those marks serve as career bests for the Lake Tapps, Wash., native who appeared in 32 career contests for the Oaks.

Soohoo, a senior wide receiver from Elk Grove, posted his most productive season this year as he racked up nearly 700 all-purpose yards as a receiver and kick returner. He totaled a career-best 143 yards on nine receptions in the Aug. 23 season opener against Eastern Oregon. In total, Soohoo pulled down 45 passes for 647 yards (14.4 yards per catch) with three touchdowns this season.

Roach, a senior defensive back and 2014 team captain from Danville, appeared in all 11 of the team's games, recording 33 total tackles (25 solo, eight assisted) a pair of which went for a loss. Roach also forced and recovered a fumble and had four pass break ups on the campaign.

The fourth Menlo all-star is Bowman, a senior tight end. He was an All-American basketball player at Menlo prior to joining the gridiron this season, Bowman battled through an injury to play in six games as a senior. The Santa Maria native pulled down five passes for 21 yards and a touchdown.

— Menlo College Athletics

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