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Alabama sends seven to Reese's Senior Bowl

Tue, Jan 02, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 2) -- Seven players from Alabama will follow up their appearance in the national championship game with a trip to Mobile later this month.

Linebackers Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton, cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Levi Wallace, defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand, center Bradley Bozeman and punter JK Scott have all accepted invitations to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl. Hamilton, who is injured, will only participate in off-field activities during the week.

"We're so pleased to have seven seniors from Alabama, who are part of the all-time winningest class in college football history," said Phil Savage, the Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl. "We know it's always exciting for our local fans to have access to Alabama and Auburn players, as well as those from our local area."

Auburn's four players in the game, announced a few weeks ago, are linebacker Tre' Williams (from Mobile), safety Tray Matthews, kicker Daniel Carlson and long snapper Ike Powell.

Five other standouts from the Mobile-Pensacola area will join Williams at the Reese's Senior Bowl: Southern Miss running back Ito Smith (Mobile - McGill-Toolen), South Alabama safety Jeremy Reaves (Pensacola-Catholic), Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers (Orange Beach - Gulf Shores HS), South Carolina corner Jamarcus King (Mobile - Blount HS), and The Citadel linebacker Myles Pierce (Daphne HS).

Here's a look at the seven Alabama players who accepted their invitations (alphabetical):

Anthony Averett, CB - Speedy cover corner in his second year as a starter. Has seven pass breakups to go along with 42 tackles. 

Bradley Bozeman, OC, Alabama - All-SEC performer, Captain of 2017 national champion Crimson Tide and anchor of the 2016 Joe Moore Award winning offensive line.
Rashaan Evans, LB - (PICTURED - RIGHT) Speedy, instinctual leader of the linebacker corps who can come from the middle or off the edge. Leads the team with 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. 
Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB - Preseason Butkus Award watch lister suffered season-ending knee injury vs. LSU. Was second on the team with 40 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss. 

Da’Shawn Hand, DE - Powerful defensive lineman playing inside and outside. Has recorded three sacks and a fumble recovery while being the lone senior on a defensive line holding opponents to 2.7 yards per carry. 

JK Scott, PT - Ray Guy Award finalist and all-time Alabama record-holder for punting yards. Outstanding hang times with only four allowed returns for a total of five yards in 2017. Also serves as the kick-off man.
Levi Wallace, CB - Former walk-on did not see action his first two years before earning a scholarship as a junior and becoming a big contributor as a starter in 2017. Leads the team with 14 pass breakups.