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Fairfield football alumnus played in Iowa Shrine Bowl

Mineart was a defensive end for the Trojans
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Aug 16, 2013
Jake Mineart

A former Fairfield Football player was asked to play in the Iowa Shrine Bowl in Cedar Falls on July 27. Jake Mineart, who played his senior year for the Trojans last season, was the lone Trojans player who was asked to play in this all-star game.

“My dad is the one who told me,” Mineart said. “It was certainly a surprise.”

Mineart’s senior year as a defensive end at Fairfield was an eventful one. He led the Trojans with 13 tackles for loss and 7 sacks. His 52 total tackles were good enough for sixth on the team.

“It’s a real honor to get picked for it,” Jake’s mother Laura Mineart said. “I’m really proud of him.”

The 41st annual Shrine Bowl was played at the UNI-Dome. The South, the team Mineart played on, won the game 28-0 over the North. There were 44 players selected to play on each team.

All proceeds from the game go to The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. The players are selected by a process of nomination by coaches, balloting by sports media professionals throughout the state, and an official invitation from a representative of the Iowa Shrine Bowl. The Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2,268,000 for The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children over the years.

Mineart is now playing football for Iowa Western Community College.

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