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San Clemente High School grad and current Stanford offensive lineman Kyle Murphy (78) played Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30. Photo: Courtesy Stanford Athletics
San Clemente High School grad and current Stanford offensive lineman Kyle Murphy (78) played Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30. Photo: Courtesy Stanford Athletics

Compiled by Steve Breazeale

Seven former San Clemente High School football players have appeared in or will appear in college football bowl games this season.

Here is a re-cap of the games that have already taken place, along with a primer for the games set to take place in the coming days.

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: San Clemente native Travis Wilson led Utah to a dominant 45-10 win over Colorado State on Dec. 20. Wilson, the Utes quarterback, was spectacular, rushing for 91 yards and three touchdowns and passing for 158 yards and one more in the rout.

National University Holiday Bowl: This bowl game featured a wild finish, as USC held on for a narrow 45-42 victory over Nebraska at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Dec. 27. Former San Clemente High School players Christian Tober and Christian Bailey suited up for USC and Nebraska, respectively. The Trojans held an 18-point lead during the third quarter and fended off a late Huskers push to earn the victory under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian.

Foster Farms Bowl: Former Tritons Austin Tubbs and Kyle Murphy and Stanford will take the short trip to Santa Clara on Dec. 30 to face Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl. Tubbs, a long snapper, will be on the sidelines for his fourth bowl game with the Cardinal. Murphy, a 2014 All-Pac-12 second team selection, will appear at offensive tackle. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m.

Vizio Fiesta Bowl: Boise State University senior receiver Terrell Johnson and freshman kicker Blake Gonzalez and the Broncos will face Arizona in the Vizio Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. The game will be televised on ESPN at 1 p.m.

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