Athletics
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Radcliff to Play in Ohio vs. Michigan Senior Bowl
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Ohio vs. Michigan Senior Bowl, an all-star game featuring the top collegiate football players from Ohio and Michigan from the NCAA FBS, FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA levels. The fourth annual contest will held on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Radcliff is the third Chippewa to appear in an all-star game following the 2012 season. Senior safety Jahleel Addae participated in the East-West Shrine Game on January 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla. while senior offensive lineman Eric Fisher took part in the Senior Bowl on January 26 in Mobile, Ala.

A native of Sherwood, Ohio, Radcliff will play for Team Michigan.

In 2012, Radcliff helmed a CMU offense that averaged 6.2 yards per play, second best in the MAC, and scored 30 or more points in nine games. He surpassed the 3,000 passing-yard barrier for the third consecutive year (3,158) and posted the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career (23-9).

Radcliff’s senior season featured numerous standout performances. Versus Iowa, he completed 74 percent of his passes and was instrumental in rallying the Chippewas late in the game, driving them twice to score nine points in the game’s final 45 seconds to claim the upset win. Against rival Western Michigan, he torched the Broncos for 383 passing yards, the 10th highest single game passing total in program history. Radcliff capped off his CMU career by earning Little Caesars Pizza Bowl MVP honors following his 253-yard, three-touchdown effort, including the 11-yard game winner to senior receiver Cody Wilson late in the fourth quarter.

A started of 37 consecutive games, Radcliff finished his Chippewa career ranked No. 2 in program history in passing yards (9,917), pass attempts (1,347), pass completions (791), touchdown passes (65), total offense (9,765), and 300-yard games (14).

Radcliff, who carries a 3.47 grade point average in accounting, is a two-time Academic All-MAC honoree.
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