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Jerome named defensive MVP at NFLPA game

(STATS) - Saint Francis hasn't had a player selected in the NFL draft since 1945, but the Red Flash surely will have one this year in free safety Lorenzo Jerome.

Jerome's stock continued to rise Saturday at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl when he had two interceptions and earned defensive MVP honors in the American team's 27-7 loss to the National team at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Both interceptions were in the first half against Houston's Greg Ward Jr.

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The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Jerome had six interceptions as a senior while making the STATS FCS All-America first team. The only four-time All-NEC first-team honoree finished his career with 18 picks.

Coach Mike Martz won for the third straight year and the National team improved to 6-0 all-time in the NFLPA game. South Dakota's Miles Bergner kicked two field goals and San Diego's Jamal Agnew had an interception in the win.

The NFLPA said over 200 scouts attended during game week.