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WHITTIER, Calif. – It was announced this week by Tier 2 Sports that Brian Phelan (Chino Hills, Calif.), Nicholas Markarian (Chino Hills, Calif.), and Andrew Rosales (Pico Rivera, Calif.) were named to the All-West Region team.
This recognition is handed out to those seniors based on their past and present performances. These individuals also get invited to the Tier 2 Sports Football Combine this coming spring.
Phelan finds himself on the All-SCIAC 1st Team as a wide receiver for the first time in his career. This season he put up career numbers in catches, yards, and touchdowns proving to be one of the conference's top wide outs. He hauled in 46 catches averaging 5.1 receptions per game totaling 585 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 65 yards per game and had a 12.7 yards per catch average and a long reception of 73 yards.
Within conference he ranked No. 2 in total receptions, No. 3 in total yards, touchdowns and receptions per game, and No. 4 in yards per game.
Markarian is a four-year letterwinner for the Purple & Gold and finds himself on the All-SCIAC 2nd Team for the first time in his career. This season he was the Poets starting middle linebacker playing all nine games. He totaled 74 tackles (35 Solo / 39 Assisted) and averaged 8.2 tackles per game. He added a sack and 2.5 tackles for losses with two pass break-ups.
Within SCIAC he ranked No. 5 in total tackles and No. 6 in tackles per game.
Rosales started the first seven games of the season as a safety before facing an injury that forced him out of the final two contests. He was No. 3 on the team in tackles with 53, averaging 7.6 tackles per game. He also added a tackle for a loss, an interception, and three pass break-ups.
Tier 2 Sports was set up to provide football players the opportunity to be evaluated by all professional leagues and teams throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. This evaluation can be accomplished at one site, at one time, and for one fee. Prior to the inception of Tier 2 Sports, an aspiring professional football player would have to attend many tryouts, at many locations and have to pay thousands of dollars to have the chance to be evaluated and get the opportunity to play at the professional level.
Tier 2 Sports provides a two day mini-camp where players come to be tested in the same way as the NFL combine, but Tier 2 Sports is much more detailed than even the NFL. The player will be measured physically and tested mentally and they will have the opportunity to showcase their skills against other top players all while a live stream is broadcasting and cameras are videotaping the entire event. All of the information and video obtained during the minicamp will be sent to all leagues and teams throughout North America that currently pay players to play professional football.