LSU's Flynn Opts Out of Another Bowl Game
QB Matt Flynn (S. Lecka/Getty Images)
QB Matt Flynn (S. Lecka/Getty Images) Senior NFL Analyst
Posted Feb 1, 2008

LSU quarterback Matt Flynn, the Offensive MVP of the BCS Championship game, has opted out of his second opportunity to showcase his skills in a postseason all-star game. The decision has opened the door for Iowa State's Bret Meyer to gain more exposure in front of NFL scouts.

LSU quarterback Matt Flynn was scheduled to play in the East-West Shrine Game back on January 19, but decided to rest his injured shoulder instead of possibly aggravating it. Now he's also opted to skip the Texas vs. The Nation Bowl this Saturday.

Flynn — who is originally from Tyler, Texas — injured his shoulder late in the regular season and then took a hit to the shoulder during the BCS Championship Game. He completed 56.3 percent of his passes in 2007 for 2,407 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Iowa State's Bret Meyer, the school's all-time passing leader, will replace Flynn on the Texas roster. Meyer completed 61 percent of his passes in 2007 for 2,151 yards, 9 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 404 yards and three touchdowns.

Miami defensive back Glenn Sharpe, who was planning to play for the Nation squad will miss the game due to a death in his family. Syracuse senior defensive back Dowayne Davis will take his place.

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