Football's Faulcon Selected for Players All Star Classic

Montclair, NJ (1/31/12) – Senior All-America safety Chad Faulcon (Cranford, NJ / Cranford) was one of 55 players selected to play for the North squad in the Players All Star Classic, which will be held on Saturday, February 4 at the University of Arkansas’ War Memorial Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

The rosters are spilt in a North-South format and be made up of a collection of talented players from all levels of college football who are rated as prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.  UFL coach Martin Bayless, a former fourth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 1984 and current coach with the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions will coach the North Team while Kurt Schottenheimer, younger brother of former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, heads up the South Team.

The selection caps off an amazing year for Faulcon, who was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference and East Region Defensive Player of the Year.  He was also chosen to the All-America Team.

A two-time NJAC Defensive Player of the Week selection, Faulcon registered 72 tackles and three interceptions for the NJAC runner-up Red Hawks in 2011 as Montclair went 8-2 overall, 7-2 in the league.

He ranked tied for eighth in the NJAC in interceptions per game (0.30). Faulcon made several key plays for MSU this season, including a two-interception performance in a 20-0 win over William Paterson in October. He also had a game-saving tackle at the end of the fourth quarter in the Red Hawks 37-31 overtime win at Rowan.

A two-year starter for the Red Hawks, Faulcon appeared in 40 career contests totaling 169 tackles, including 106 solo stops and 13 tackles for loss. He picked off seven passes in his career and tallied 17 pass breakups as well as four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a blocked kick.