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Sac State’s DeAndre Carter to play in all-star football game

Sacramento State Hornets wide receiver DeAndre Carter (2) runs UC Davis Aggies defenders during the 2014 Causeway Classic.
Sacramento State Hornets wide receiver DeAndre Carter (2) runs UC Davis Aggies defenders during the 2014 Causeway Classic. rbenton@sacbee.com

Sacramento State wide receiver DeAndre Carter will compete in Saturday’s NFLPA Bowl Game from the StubHub Center in Carson.

The 1 p.m. game will be televised on ESPN2.

Carter will compete for the National team. He is one of eight wide receivers on the roster, though the only one from a Football Championship Subdivision school.

Carter’s team will be quarterbacked by Jameill Showers of UTEP, Brandon Bridge of South Alabama and Andrew Hendrix of Miami (Ohio).

The National team is coached by former NFL head coach Mike Martz. Mike Holmgren is leading the American team.

Carter, who earned All-America and all-Big Sky Conference honors with the Hornets in 2014, led the FCS and Big Sky with 1,321 receiving yards and 17 receiving touchdowns.

The San Jose native began practicing with the all-star team on Monday.

He is the second Sac State player to play in the NFLPA Bowl. Tight end TJ Knowles played in 2013.

Call The Bee’s Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506.

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