Fort Lewis College quarterback Tim Jenkins will get a chance to show his skills against Division I talent Friday in the desert.
Jenkins was selected to play in the second-annual Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game at 7 p.m. Friday in Tucson, Ariz.
Six players from the inaugural edition of the game, which pits NFL Draft-eligible seniors against each other, were selected in the draft, while 61 were invited to NFL training camps. With scouts from the NFL, Canadian Football League and Arena Football League present, Jenkins will have a shot potentially to turn heads as a Division II player against a crop of mostly Division I players, including Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist, Oklahoma defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland, TCU linebacker Kenny Cain and Michigan State defensive back Mitchell White, among others.
Players report today before a weigh-in and fan day Monday, followed by practice and a banquet on Tuesday. More practices follow Wednesday and Thursday before Fridays contest, offering ample opportunites to impress talent evaluators.
Jenkins battled injuries as a senior, playing in just six games. But in those contests, he completed 161 of 301 passes for 1,817 yards and eight touchdowns against eight interceptions. He ended his career third in school history in passing yards (8,857), fourth in touchdown passes (47) and second in completion percentage with a minimum of 500 attempts (.583).
The game will be broadcast on the ESPN online streaming website WatchESPN.com.