TOLEDO, Ohio – University of Toledo linebacker Dyontae Johnson and tight end Jamal Turner have both accepted invitations to play in the 2023 Hula Bowl this Saturday, Jan. 14. The game will be played at UCF’s FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando and will kick off at noon on the CBS Sports Network.
Johnson was a two-time All-MAC selection in his career, earning second-team honors for the MAC Champion Rockets in 2022. He was named the Defensive MVP in Toledo’s 17-7 victory over Ohio in the MAC Championship Game, gathering eight tackles in that contest. Johnson was second on the team in tackles in 2022 with 109, adding 8.0 tackles for loss. For his career, Johnson had 273 tackles and 22.5 tackles for loss.
Turner played in 51 games as a Rocket, starting 27 at tight end. He set career highs in every major category this past season, tallying 29 receptions for 378 yards and eight touchdowns, finishing the year tied for second in the nation for most receiving touchdowns by a tight end.
In addition, Toledo offensive quality control coach Scott Phillips is serving as a quarterbacks coach for the Hula Bowl.
Johnson and Turner join defensive lineman Desjuan Johnson in participating in a postseason all-star game. Desjuan Johnson will be playing at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 28.
The Hula Bowl annually invites 100 of the nation’s top senior football players to showcase their talents for the NFL and other professional football leagues.