Seven Penn State players scheduled to play in all-star games

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien talks to quarterback Matt McGloin during the game against Ohio University at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 1, 2012. Ohio defeated Penn State, 14-24. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT)

Seven Penn State players will be participating in college all-star games over the next three weeks.

On Saturday, linebacker Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro) and center Matt Stankiewitch will take part in the East-West Shrine Game at St. Petersburg, Fla., to be televised on NFL Network at 4 p.m.

Later that day, the Nittany Lions will have three representatives – defensive ends Pete Massaro (Marple Newtown) and Sean Stanley and fullback Michael Zordich – in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at Carson, Calif. (6 p.m., ESPN2).

Defensive tackle Jordan Hill will be the lone Penn State participant in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26 at Mobile, Ala. (4 p.m., NFL Network). The following Saturday, Feb. 2, quarterback Matt McGloin will play in the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge in Allen, Texas (2:30 p.m.).

Offensive tackle Mike Farrell competed last Friday in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game at Tucson, Ariz.

--Joe Juliano