Nero picked for All-Star game

Published 6:35 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Escambia County’s Tyler Nero is among 40 players chosen to represent the state at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game Dec. 10.

Nero, a defensive lineman, committed to Auburn earlier this year.

The squad, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Wednesday by Steve Bailey, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.

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The annual contest, an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, is moving to Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl with the kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. Alabama holds a 17-7 edge in the series played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium every year since its inception in 1988. Alabama won last year’s game 24-17 in two overtimes and currently owns a three-game winning streak in the series.

“We think this is one of the most talented teams we’ve had in years,” Bailey said. “The selection committee has done another outstanding job as usual in assembling our team.”

Head coach for the Alabama All-Stars is Decatur Coach Jere Adcock.