Ellicottville senior Steven Rowland is among the latest group of football players named to the Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic, announced in the ninth week of roster additions.
Rowland joins Gowanda fullback/middle linebacker Adam Sisti, Allegany-Limestone two-way lineman Tanner Hulse and Southwestern tight end/cornerback Faizon Munir on New York’s squad. Joining Pennsylvania are Coudersport left tackle/defensive tackle Wyatte Osborne, Coudersport quarterback/cornerback Mason Klesa, Coudersport left guard/defensive tackle Preston Cobb and Warren wide receiver/safety Devin McMeans.
A 6-foot-3, 230-pound tackle/middle linebacker, Rowland plans to attend Alfred State College and study diesel technology and hopes to attend the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Academy after graduation.
His high school accolades include being a 2018 Big 30 All-Star, team defensive MVP, first-team all-league, second-team all-league as a junior and team most improved player. In basketball this year, he earned first-team all-league.
Rowland said he likes the opportunity to play one last time on the football field and has watched the game over the years and realizes it is an honor to play and was excited to be chosen. His favorite football memory was winning at New Era Field in his freshman year and moving on to the Far West Regional. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, trucks and spending time with his family and just having a good time. His favorite NFL team is the Buffalo Bills and his favorite player is Rob Gronkowski.