Mon, Nov 27, 2017
MOBILE, Ala. (Nov. 27) -- Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst is among the 11 players to accept invitations to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl this week.
Of the 11 additions to the roster, eight play for a Power-5 school. That's a contrast to the first group of accepted invites which featured 16 players (out of 26) from non-Power-5 schools, FCS or the Division III level. The current roster stands at 37. Eventually, 110 players will be added to the North/South rosters for the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl.
The 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl game is Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala. Game week starts on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Practices will be televised live by ESPNU and NFL Network with the game airing live on NFL Network at 1:30pm.
A look at the 11 players to accept invitations this week (alphabetical):
Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan – All-MAC performer Mackey Award watch list tight end returned after foot injury in 2017. 406 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 7 games since his return.
Garret Dooley, OLB, Wisconsin – First-year starting outside linebacker after playing behind T.J. Watt and 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowler Vince Biegel. 7.5 sacks this year including a 3.5-sack performance vs. Northwestern.
Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma – Versatile offensive weapon with career-high 393 receiving yards in 2017. Has 4 touchdowns receiving and rushing this season.
Trayvon Henderson, S, Hawaii – Athletic safety finished 2017 with 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and 4 passes defended. Forced a fumble in Hawaii’s final game.
Chris Herndon IV, TE, Miami – Career-highs with 40 receptions for 477 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2017 as Miami’s second-leading receiver. Suffered season-ending MCL injury in regular season finale.
Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan – One of the nation’s most disruptive players. Leads the Wolverines in quarterback pressures. 13.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks in 2017. Four-time PFF National Team of the Week honoree.
Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State – All-Big Sky performer leading his team in the FCS Playoffs. School-record holder in career pass breakups. 8 career interceptions with 3 in 2017.
Justin Jones, DT, North Carolina State – One-fourth of NC State’s fierce all-senior defensive line. Second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss.
Sean Welsh, OG, Iowa – Three-year starter for Hawkeyes. 2016 All-American with experience at center and guard.
Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa – All-Big Ten performer with second straight 1,000-yard season. Career-high 329 yards receiving in 2017. Holds Iowa single-game record with 4 rushing touchdowns in a game.
Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia – All-SEC performer as a three-year starter at left guard and left tackle. SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after Georgia ran for 423 yards against Vanderbilt.