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March 23 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College senior strong safety Matt Dahle (McKees Rocks, Pa./Sto-Rox) has been selected to participate in the 14th Annual All American Bowl College All-Star, scheduled to be played Saturday, March 27 at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va., at 1:05 p.m.

The All American Bowl began in 1996 in Minnesota. It is designed to bring together the country’s top Division II and III college seniors and free agents to compete in an All-Star bowl setting. The All American Bowl has been held annually at Mall of America Field at the HHH Metrodome, as well as several other great locations across the country like, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Daytona Beach and Miami, Florida and now Charleston, W.Va.

The players are selected for their outstanding football careers and with the game being played in beautiful Charleston, West Virginia, the concentration of players will be coming from east coast football teams. Dahle will be on the Stripes roster with other former PAC players such as DE Brian Wilson from Geneva and DB/KR Scott Cree and OL Jared Bussard from Waynesburg.

Dahle was picked for the game after he earned Honorable Mention All-PAC and Bethany Team MVP following his senior season. The 6-0, 190-pound safety led the Bison and ranked fourth in the PAC with 87 tackles and also tied for second in the conference with three forced fumbles. Dahle registered double-digit stops in five games last fall, including a career-high 16 against Grove City. In addition, he averaged double-figure tackles against the Bison’s nationally-ranked opponents this year with 12 against Thomas More and Washington & Jefferson and 10 stops in the season opener against Otterbein.

“Matt had a great year for us,” said Bison head coach Tim Weaver. “He made a very unselfish decision to more to safety after three productive years at receiver. He’s a team guy and a natural leader and we’re proud to have him represent us in the All American Bowl.”

A physical education major, Matt is the son of Mary Ann Dahle and Richard Altmeyer of McKees Rocks, Pa.