Justin Pope selected for National Showcase

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While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Justin Pope, 16, of Beaufort, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 8th annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Football player Justin Pope, 16.
Football player Justin Pope, 16.

Justin, who played offensive line for  the Whale Branch Warriors, was selected for the honor of Tight End MVP from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands from across the country. Pope played well representing Beaufort,  easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee’s choice in tapping Justin for tight end at the showcase event.

The Offense-Defense All-American Showcase is part of a weeklong series of events including the televised, 8th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country that has featured current NFL pros such as Cam Newton, Carlos Dunlap, and Dez Bryant, among others, before they were collegiate and later professional stars.

Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 45 years and currently operates approximately 40 camp locations nationwide every spring and summer. For more information, visit www.o-d.com.