Arenas, Connors finish college careers in senior bowls

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Seniors Michal Arenas, Brayden Kearsley and Calvin Connors took part in senior bowl action last weekend as they push for opportunities to play past collegiate football.

 Arenas and Kearsley played in the 2017 FCS Senior Scout Bowl while Connors took part in the 2017 D2 vs. NAIA Challenge. 

Both games were played in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Saturday.

  Both games are a part of the 2017 International Scouting Showcase, which is comprised of three collegiate all-star games, two free-agent scout bowls, one national kicking championship and one pro-level combine. 

It is the largest and most prestigious post-season scouting opportunity in the world. The entire event, which spans four days, is powered by

 Arenas is coming off a fantastic senior campaign for the EOU football team as he was named the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an AFCA NAIA First Team All-American. Arenas led the team with 89 tackles and ranked 21st in the NAIA with 8.9 tackles per game.

 Kearsley started every game on the EOU offensive line as helped the Mountaineers rush for 1,812 yards on the season, good for 181.2 rushing yards per game.

Transferring out of Oregon State before the season, Kearsley made an instant impact up front, helping the Mounties score 25.3 points per game.

Connors ranked second on the team in receptions (41), receiving yards (572) and receiving touchdowns (3). He averaged 57.2 yards per game receiving and led the team with 108.5 all-purpose yards per game. Connors had 20 kick returns for 383 yards and returned 14 of the team's 16 punts for an average of 5.3 yards.