The Senior Bowl's 2014 Watch List includes more than 400 student athletes from nearly every level of college football. These are the players who we are looking to fill the 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation's premier all-star game. A player not on the initial list can be added to the watch list during the season and be invited to the 2014 game. Here's a look at the top seniors to keep an eye on this season:
An All-Ohio Valley Conference first team selection for the second straight year.
Finished 10th in voting for Walter Payton Award after earning second team All-OVC honors. Was honorable mention All-American by College Sports Journal after setting OVC single-season record for passing yards with 3,823 yards and was 331-of-540 with 31 touchdown passes in 2012. Ranked 5th in the FCS in total offense and sixth in passing yards per game. Hails from same school that produced Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
A two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week in 2012 and led the conference in passing attempts (405), completions (251) and yards (3,196). He also finished second in passing touchdowns (18), completion percentage (.620) and pass efficiency (137.5) for players with at least five starts despite missing a game. Mathews finished on the All-Ivy second team and was runner-up for the Bushnell Cup. He ranked second nationally in passing yardage (355.1), third in total offense (338.4), 21st in points responsible for (13.8) and 32nd in pass efficiency (137.5).
Played the quarterback position most of his career and finished with 3,899 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns. Recorded six games of at least 100 rushing yards in 2013.
Facing constant double and even triple teams in 2013, Reid has made 26 tackles, 11 for lossses, and registered 6.5 sacks (-52 yards). Earned unanimous first team All-IVY League selection in 2012 after recording 40 tackles, including 9.5 for losses, and 5.5 sacks. One of 20 players nominated for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the best defensive player at the FCS level.
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Four-year starter for the Eagles, finished his career with 20 pass breakups, seven interceptions and 147 total tackles.