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Northwestern wins Nike S. Florida event

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Teddy Bridgewater has been so busy this summer, he almost forgets what position to lineup at. On Saturday at the Nike South Florida 7-on-7 Championships at Miramar Regional Park, the University of Miami commit dazzled at receiver - making huge catch after catch - and also in the secondary, where he led the Bulls in picks.

Oh, by the way, one of the nation’s elite quarterback prospects did manage to throw one pass for a touchdown, but it was more than enough for the Bulls to win their second title in as many weeks.

Coming off an impressive performance in Oregon last weekend, Northwestern returned to home to square off in an event that brought 16 impressive and very athletic teams to the finals.

From the first win over Columbus to the title game against power Glades Central, the Bulls did what they had to win games and get ready for the season ahead.

For Bridgewater, it’s a trip out west where his arm will unite him with some of the best quarterbacks in the country at the Elite Eleven event.

In his place on Saturday, junior E.J. Hilliard was efficient and distributed the ball around the field to everyone, and on a day when junior receiver Amari Cooper was not with the team, Bridgewater was the answer as the Bulls beat the likes of Kelvin Benjamin and Glades Central as well as Dwyer, which showcased one of the best football players in the country, Nick O’Leary, and several others including quarterback Jacoby Brissett and defensive end Curt Maggitt.

The event also featured Ely (final four team), Norland (Duke Johnson and Keith Brown are two of the top juniors), Jackson (Robensen Therezie and DeAndre Jasper are the real deal), Jupiter Christian, Everglades, Deerfield Beach, Booker T. Washington, Boyd Anderson, Flanagan, Columbus, Northeast and Delray Beach Atlantic also took part.

For Bridgewater and Eli Rogers, this is the third consecutive week the two have brought home titles. Two weeks, they helped the South Florida Express to a national title in Alabama.

Glades Central is also having an impressive summer after winning several tournaments, including the NFL national title for the second straight year.

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