Jan. 23, 2006
Tollefson Pulls Notable Effort in Hula Bowl
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Senior defensive end Dave Tollefson (Concord, Calif.) posted six solo tackles helping the East squad to a 10-7 win over the West at the 2006 Cornerstone Bancard Hula Bowl on Saturday. Tollefson, who tied with University of Notre Dame middle linebacker Corey Mays for the game-high in tackles, ended his career at Northwest with 21.0 sacks including the top mark in a single season at Northwest with 12.5 this year.
Tollefson, who was a reserve defensive lineman among players dominated by the Division I ranks, made his name known immediately when he entered in the second quarter. He dropped Utah running back Quinton Ganther for a two-yard loss on his first play from scrimmage.
Tollefson and his counterparts held the West offense to just 12 first downs and 83 net yards rushing. West MVP quarterback Brad Smith from the University of Missouri was limited to 4-of-12 passing for 58 yards. Smith did account for his club's lone touchdown on the ground.
After both teams traded scores in the game's first two possessions, the East scored the game-winner thanks to a 10-yard pass from Brett Elliott to Brandon Marshall.
Tollefson ended his day with five tackles in the second half. Tollefson will try his hand in the NFL Draft scheduled for Apr. 29-30 in New York. The draft will be covered live on ESPN and ESPN2.
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