Jevon Pruitt Contributes to Team USA's 37-19 Aztec Bowl Victory
December 9, 2007
December 9, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Clinging to a 23-13 lead at the start of the fourth quarter, Team USA got an interception from DePauw's Jevon Pruitt at the Mexico 45-yard line," a key play that helped the American Division III all-stars seal a victory over the Mexican National Team. Team USA won last night's game, 37-19. The contest was played in Chihuahua, Mexico, before an announced crowd of 18,500.
The game statistics show Pruitt, who wore uniform #44 in the bowl game, made two solo tackles and assisted on another, and returned three punts for 28 yards, including one for 17 yards.
Serving the American team as an assistant coach for the third consecutive year was former DePauw head football coach Nick Mourouzis.
A cornerback, Pruitt was a first team all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Collegiate selection this year. He led the Tigers with six interceptions and totaled 37 solo tackles and 11 assists, while also forcing a fumble.
Pruitt is the fifth DePauw player to earn an invitation to the Aztec Bowl. Previous Tiger participants were: Tyler Kelley (1999), JaMarcus Shephard (2004), Chase Jonason (2005) and Dustin Hertel (2006).
A summary of the 2007 Aztec Bowl can be found at the game's official Web site.Back