A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis...
One last chance to shine
By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: February 4, 2011
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The 62nd Annual Under Armour Senior Bowl was held last Saturday, January 29th in Mobile, Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
This highly-anticipated game broadcasted on the NFL Network involved some of the top seniors in college football representing the North and South, which were coached by the Bengals’ Marvin Lewis (North) and the Bills’ Chan Gailey (South).
The annual gridiron contest is designed for players to showcase their skills and talents for NFL scouts and coaches in order to improve their draft status in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Amazingly, 84 players, who participated in last year’s game, were drafted, with 10 of them going in the first round. “That’s what the Senior Bowl is all about.”said President & CEO Steve Hale.
“The structure of the game is to create one on one experience and the thing I like about it is, you find out which guys want to compete.”
Among the notable players who competied in the game were: Jake Locker (Washington), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Nate Irving (N.C. State), Kendric Burney (UNC), Cameron Jordan (Cal), Greg Jones (MSU), Marcus Gilchrist (Clemson), Greg McElroy (Alabama), Von Miller (Texas A &M), Phil Taylor (Baylor), Casey Matthews (Ore), and Titus Young (Boise State).
With so much talent on the field, the South defeated the North in the end 24-10.