Jan. 17, 2011
Georgia Tech running back Anthony Allen, who rushed for 1,316 yards and was a first team All-ACC selection, was officially named to the Under Armour Senior Bowl roster and will play in the Jan. 29 game in Mobile, Ala.
Allen, a Tampa (Fla.) native and a former transfer from Louisville, ranked second in the ACC and 18th nationally in rushing (101.2 ypg). He had five 100-yard rushing games in 2010 and rushed for more than 160 yards in each of the final two games of the regular season. Allen had 1,934 rushing yards in his two-year Georgia Tech career and, including his two seasons at Louisville, rushed for 3,036 career yards.
The Atlantic Coast Conference will be well represented in Mobile, Alabama next week. Eighteen players from the ACC will participate in the senior showcase event–the second highest total for a conference behind the SEC (22). The 62nd game is scheduled for 4 p.m. (ET) in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.
Other players representing the ACC includes previously announced players such as Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder and new additions like Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich.
“This is a very talented group and all are extremely deserving of a Senior Bowl invite,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. “We’ve always had great success with ACC players with guys like Philip Rivers and D’Brickashaw Ferguson performing extremely well during Senior Bowl week and we fully expect this year to produce more future NFL stars from the conference.”
ACC Players in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl
Boston College: Anthony Castonzo, OL; Mark Herzlich, LB
Clemson: Marcus Gilchrist, DB; Jarvis Jenkins, DL; DeAndre McDaniel, DB
Florida State: Rodney Hudson, OL; Christian Ponder, QB
Georgia Tech: Anthony Allen, RB
Miami: Allen Bailey, DL; Leonard Hankerson, WR; Colin McCarthy, LB
North Carolina: Kendric Burney, DB; Da’Norris Searcy, DB; Quan Sturdivant, LB
NC State: Nate Irving, LB
Virginia: Danny Aiken, DS; Ras-I Dowling, DB
Virginia Tech: Rashad Carmichael, DB