Three Rockets to play in all-star football games this Saturday

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TOLEDO, Ohio - Three former University of Toledo football stars will be playing in post-season all-star games this Saturday.

Cody Thompson (Huron, Ohio) and Ka'dar Hollman (Burlington, N.J.) will be participating for the West squad in the 94th annual East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on the NFL Network.

Jon'Vea Johnson (Gary, Ind.) will be playing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. The game will be broadcast on FS1 at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT).

Thompson was a two-time, first-team All-MAC wide receiver for the Rockets. He caught 181 passes for 3,312 yards and a school-record 30 touchdowns in his career. As a senior, he had 48 receptions for 647 yards and 10 TDs, and was named second-team Academic All-America. He has also been invited to attend the NFL Combine in Indianapolis (Feb. 26-March 4).

Hollman was a three-year starter at cornerback. For his career, he compiled 114 tackles, two interceptions and 27 pass breakups. As a senior, he tied for the MAC lead with 12 breakups.

Johnson, a wide receiver, was a two-time All-MAC pick, earning second-team honors in 2016 and third-team honors in 2018. For his career, he caught 123 passes for 2,224 yards and 24 TDs. This past season, Johnson had 32 receptions for 660 yards and nine scores.

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