Warren invited to play in FCS Senior Scout Bowl

University of South Dakota senior quarterback Dante Warren has been invited to play in the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Senior Scout Bowl Game in Myrtle Beach, SC.  The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. ET kick Saturday.

"I feel extremely humbled to be in this game," Warren said.  I'm excited to have a chance to represent USD amongst everyone at the FCS division.  This is a huge opportunity and I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me get to this point."

Warren, who will compete for the South Team, is one of just two student-athletes from Great West Conference schools.  North Dakota's free safety Dominique Hawkins is the other as he will compete for the North Team.  Warren will be sharing quarterback duties with Liberty's Mike Brown.

Coyote fans can watch the game and follow Warren on the internet by logging on to www.HTCNetRacer.net. There will be an icon on the left hand side of the page.  The broadcast is scheduled to go live at approximately 12:45 p.m. ET.  Fans also can log on to www.fcsseniorbowl.com for more information, including team rosters.

Warren, a native of Arlington Heights, IL, put the finishing touches on a stellar career under center for the Coyotes.  He was a co-recipient of the Team Coaches' Award this season and was a Great West Honorable Mention All-Conference selection by both the coaches and the media.

He played and started all 11 games for the Coyotes this season helping to lead the team to a 6-5 record including a thrilling, 30-17 victory over then No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Eastern Washington in the DakotaDome Sept. 10.  EWU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell will be calling signals for the North Team Saturday.

Warren passed for 1,729 yards with 14 touchdowns on 122 of 202 for the year.  He had just seven interceptions on the year, while rushing for 415 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns.  He tallied the seventh single-season record for total offense with 2,144 yards as he had the fifth-most in 2010 with 2,530 yards.

He finished third in passing average at a 157.2 clip in the final year of the Great West Conference and led the league in passing efficiency at 148.2, while finishing third in total offense at 2,144 yards and 194.9 yards per game.

For his career, he ranks sixth all-time in total offense with 5,362 yards, while he is fifth in passing yards with 4,361.  His 35 career passing touchdowns ranks fourth all-time.

Warren earned second team all-conference honors as a junior in his first season as a starter.  He tallied a season and career-high 352 yards passing at Minnesota as the Coyotes upset the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) Gophers 41-38 in the second game of 2010.  He was named the Coyotes' Offensive Player of the Year in 2010.

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