Wed, Jan 10, 2018
MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 10) - Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, a fourth-year junior graduate, has accepted an invitation to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl. He is the eighth and final quarterback added to the roster.
Allen, at 6-5, 240lbs, is a projected first-round pick in April's NFL Draft.
In 11 games this season, Allen passed for 1,802 yards, completing 56% of his passes while throwing 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. As a sophomore he threw for 3,203 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
He joins a group of quarterbacks in this year's game that includes Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield from Oklahoma and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner Mason Rudloph of Oklahoma State. The other five quarterbacks on the roster are Western Kentucky's Mike White, Richmond's Kyle Lauletta, Washington State's Luke Falk, Virginia's Kurt Benkert and Troy's Brandon Silvers.
At the Reese's Senior Bowl, Allen will have the chance to practice with the nation's top seniors in a controlled NFL environment and go to meetings under the direction of an NFL staff, as well as meet with all 32 NFL clubs off the field in formal and informal interviews.
The game will be coached by the staffs of the Houston Texans (South) and Denver Broncos (North).
Two other junior graduates are on the Reese's Senior Bowl roster, along with Allen. Clemson guard Taylor Hearn and Pittsburgh tackle Brian O'Neill will also be in Mobile after graduating with a year of eligibility remaining.
Reese's Senior Bowl week is Jan. 23-27, with the game on Saturday the 27th at 1:30pmCT. It is televised live on NFL Network. ESPNU and NFL Network will broadcast practices live during the week.