FRANKLIN, Ind. – Franklin College senior quarterback Chase Burton is one of 40 Division III student-athletes chosen to compete for Team Stars & Stripes in the 20th annual Tazón De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) on Dec. 16 in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Coyrdon, Ind.-native was nominated by the Division III coaches to lead the Team Stars & Stripes offense in the annual showdown against a team comprised of the CONADIEP All-Stars from Mexico's private Universities on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Margarita Aztiazarán de Fimbres Stadium at CETYS University in Tijuana.
The Tazón De Estrellas is an all-star game hosted by Global Football. The event, and its predecessor, the Aztec Bowl, have a combined 20-year history.
Burton finished his senior season with 3,916 yards and 43 touchdown passes while guiding the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record that included the program's ninth Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) championship in the last 11 years and a trip to the Division III playoffs.
He was named HCAC Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive year, as well as First Team All-North Region by D3Football.com. Burton broke a pair of prestigious program records in 2017, setting new benchmarks for passing yards (11,579) and touchdown passes (121).
Head coach Don De Waard will lead the Global Football-organized squad that features student-athletes from Central College, Concordia University Chicago, Denison University, Franklin College, Grove City College, John Carroll University, Kalamazoo College, Kean University, Knox College, Lake Forest College, North Park University, Ripon College, Salve Regina University, Siena Heights University, Simpson College and Trinity College.