Posted: 4:20 pm Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Football: 22 local players in BCS national championship game 

By Anthony Chiang

When Florida State and Auburn face off for the BCS national championship on Monday, there will be a lot of familiar faces on the field.

The Seminoles and the Tigers feature a combined 22 players from either Palm Beach County or the Treasure Coast. As expected, Florida State’s roster makes up the majority of that number, as it enters Monday’s contest with 16 players from the area.

Here is a complete breakdown of the local players in Monday’s BCS national championship game:

Florida State:
LB Ryan Alicea (Wellington)
LB Paul Aloise (Martin County)
WR Kelvin Benjamin (Glades Central)
DL Brad Bentz (Wellington)
DB Lamarcus Brutus (Treasure Coast)
DT Keith Bryant (Atlantic)
LS Philip Doumar (Jupiter)
WR Christian Griffith (The King’s Academy)
DT Larry Levy (Park Vista)
TE Giorgio Newberry (Fort Pierce Central)
TE Nick O’Leary (Dwyer)
WR Dan O’Neill (Jupiter)
FB Jake Romano (Wellington)
OL Garrett Scott (Suncoast)
DB Keelin Smith (Treasure Coast)
OL Bryan Stork (Vero Beach)

RB Tre Mason (Park Vista)
K Cody Parkey (Jupiter)
FB Gage Batten (Dwyer)
OL Patrick Miller (Dwyer)
OL Avery Young (Palm Beach Gardens)
WR Marcus Davis (American Heritage)