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2017 GAME

'Bama's Anderson among 21 to accept invites

Mon, Dec 05, 2016

MOBILE (Dec. 5.) — Alabama outside linebacker Ryan Anderson is among 21 players to accept invitations to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl today.

Anderson, who grew up in Daphne, Ala., not far from where the Reese's Senior Bowl is played, has recorded 50 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss (2nd in SEC), 10 quarterback hurries, 7.5 sacks, three pass breakups and three forced fumbles this season. He is one of the key players on the Tide's top-rated defense.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan back home to the Reese’s Senior Bowl,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage. “He had an extremely productive year at Alabama and is a key performer on the Crimson Tide’s vaunted defense."

Quarterbacks C.J. Beathard of Iowa and Chad Kelly from Ole Miss have also accepted invitations to come to Mobile, however, Kelly will be unabe to participate due to a knee injury. Beathard is the grandson of longtime NFL General Manager Bobby Beathard.

They join Cal quarterback Davis Webb and Baylor's Seth Russell on the roster. Russell, like Kelly, accepted his invitation and was then injured and will not participate.

The 68th Annual Reese's Senior Bowl is set for January 28, 2017 at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Players will report on January 23 for the week of practices. The practices will be televised live on ESPN2 and NFL Network while the game is scheduled for a 1:30pm kickoff on NFL Network.

Monday's addition of 21 players raises the total number of accepted invites to 68.

The 68th Annual Reese's Senior Bowl is set for January 28, 2017 at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Players will report on January 23 for the week of practices. The practices will be televised live on ESPN2 and NFL Network while the game is scheduled for a 1:30pm kickoff on NFL Network.

Here are the 21 additions to the roster (alphabetical order):

Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama - Has recorded 50 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss (2nd in SEC), 10 quarterback hurries, 7.5 sacks, three pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

Isaac Asiata, OG, Utah – Powerful guard and three-year starter paving the way for a team averaging 210 yards per game rushing.

C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa – Led team to undefeated record and Rose Bowl in 2015 season. Iowa’s all-time leader in win percentage. Grandson of NFL personnel legend Bobby Beathard.

Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh – Four-year starter at left tackle and All-ACC performer. 42 career starts and team captain.

Julie'n Davenport, OL, Bucknell - A member Walter Payton Award Watch List, Davenport was a four-time All-Patriot League selection (only 13th player in league history to do that) and was named the the first team three times. 

Keionta Davis, DE, Chattanooga – 10.5 sacks this year for 31 career sacks at Chattanooga.

Travin Dural, WR, LSU – Averaging 17.2 yards per catch in his career. Reportedly runs sub-4.4 forty-yard dash.

Corn Elder, CB, Miami – Team captain finished the season with 63 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one interception and a team-high 11 pass breakups. Was also a national basketball recruit.

Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy – All-Sun Belt performer with 41 career starts at left tackle.

Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M – Pass rusher opposite of Myles Garrett with 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks to go with a team-high 12 quarterback hurries.

Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo – Going to finish as Toledo’s all-time leading rusher. 1,355 yards rushing and 377 yards receiving in 2016.

Danny isidora, OG, Miami – Team captain and leader with 38 consecutive starts.

Rayshawn Jenkins, DS, Miami – Started 33 straight games and finished with 60 tackles and 2 interceptions. Has 9 career interceptions and was a hurdler in high school.

Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa – First-Team All-Big Ten led the team with 7.5 sacks.

John Johnson, DB, Boston College – Team captain with 6 career interceptions. Finished as the team’s second tackler.

Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss – Was SEC’s leading passer prior to season-ending knee injury. Through nine games, threw for 2,758 yards and 19 touchdowns. Thre for 4,042 yards in 2015.

Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar – Georgia-transfer and first-year starter finished with 43 tackles and 6 interceptions. Also has 2 punt return touchdowns.

Marcus Maye, DS, Florida – 2015 First-Team All-American that suffered season-ending arm injury in November. Finished the year with 6 pass breakups and 50 tackles. Has 7 career forced fumbles and 5 career interceptions. 

Haason Reddick, DE/LB, Temple – Temple’s all-time leader in tackles for loss and leads the FBS with 21.5 tackles for loss this season.

Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State – School’s all-time leading receiver leads the SEC with 12 touchdowns this season.

Nico Siragusa, OG, San Diego State – First-Team All-Mountain West with a team-high 53 consecutive games played and 40 consecutive starts.