Thu, Jan 04, 2018
MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 4) - Stanford DT Harrison Phillips is among eight players to accept invitations to the Reese's Senior Bowl this week. He is joined by the game's first two junior graduates -- Clemson guard Taylor Hearn and Pittsburgh tackle Brian O'Neill.
Phillips was an All Pac-12 first team selection this season after racking up 102 total tackles (17 for losses), 7.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Hearn and O'Neill each are early entrees in the NFL Draft, but have graduated and are eligible to participate.
Also accepting their invitations: Army-West Point tackle Brett Toth, UCLA center Scott Quessenberry and TCU tackle Joseph Noteboom, Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson and West Virginia safety Kyzir White.
Toth is the first-ever player from Army to participate at the Reese's Senior Bowl in its 69-year history.
The roster now stands at 111 players with just a few more slots to fill. Players arrive Jan. 21 and 22 and will practice three times starting on Jan. 23 before playing on Jan. 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. The game is on NFL Network at 1:30pmCT.
Here's a closer look at the eight additions to the roster (alphabetical):
Taylor Hearn, OG, Clemson – Fourth-year junior graduate. Two-year starter at left guard earned All-ACC honors in 2017. 28 consecutive starts with 707 snaps played in 2017. Versus Boston College, had a 12-yard run on a fumble recovery.
Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU – Three-year starting tackle with experience on both left and right side. Blindside protector for the offensive line that led the Big 12 with just 1.3 sacks per game allowed.
Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh – Fourth-year junior graduate. Started the last 25 games at right tackle and left tackle. First-Team All-ACC. Athletic former tight end also has two career touchdown runs and two career pass attempts.
Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford – All-American defensive tackle that led all defensive lineman with 103 total tackles. Had a career-high 13 tackles in Pac-12 Championship Game. Also accumulated a team-leading 17.0 tackles for loss and 7.05 sacks.
Scott Quessenberry, OC, UCLA – First-Team All-Pac-12 three-year starter at guard and center. Missed 2015 season with shoulder surgery. Younger brother of 2013 Reese’s Senior Bowl player David Quessenberry.
Brett Toth, OT, Army-West Point – Three-year starting right tackle will be the first-ever Reese’s Senior Bowl participant from the United States Military Academy.
Kyzir White, S, West Virginia – All-Big 12 safety began career with his brothers at Lackawanna Community College before becoming one of the Big 12’s best defenders as a two-year starter in Morgantown. Younger brother of Bears receiver Kevin White finished with 94 tackles and 3 interceptions in 2017.
Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State – All-Mountain West performer finished career with 221 yards in the Las Vegas Bowl win over Oregon. Finished 2017 second nationally with 1,511 receiving yards.