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The 2018 Senior Bowl was an all-star college football exhibition game featuring players from the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season, and prospects for the 2018 draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). The game was the last of the 2017–18 bowl games and the final game of the 2017 FBS football season. It was sponsored by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and was officially known as the Reese's Senior Bowl.

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl
1234 Total
North 30130 16
South 108207 45
DateJanuary 27, 2018
Season2017
StadiumLadd–Peebles Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
MVPKyle Lauletta (QB, Richmond)
FavoriteNorth by 6[1]
RefereeKevin Mar[2]
Attendance29,606[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkNFL Network
Senior Bowl
 < 2017  2019

The game was played on January 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. CST, at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, between "North" and "South" teams; coverage of the event was provided by NFL Network.[4]

Bowl organizers announced that, for the first time, RFID devices would be used to track players and footballs during practices and the game.[5] The maker of the RFID devices, Zebra Sports Solutions, was also announced as a corporate sponsor of the game.[5][6]

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RostersEdit

In late December 2017, bowl organizers announced that Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma would appear in the game; the most recent Heisman Trophy winner to play in the Senior Bowl was Tim Tebow in the 2010 game.[7] Full rosters were announced on January 18, 2018. The head coaches were Vance Joseph of the Denver Broncos and Bill O' Brien of the Houston Texans, for the North and South teams, respectively.[8]

North teamEdit

No. Player Position HT/WT College Notes
0 Ja'Whaun Bentley ILB 6'2/260 Purdue
1 Christian Campbell CB 6'1/194 Penn State
2 Marcus Allen S 6'2/202 Penn State
3 Luke Falk  QB 6'4/223 Washington State Did not play, in order to attend funeral of Tyler Hilinski.[9]
4 Fred Warner ILB 6'4/230 BYU
5 DaeSean Hamilton WR 6'1/205 Penn State Played in the 2018 East–West Shrine Game
6 Baker Mayfield QB 6'1/220 Oklahoma
7 JaMarcus King CB 6'2/186 South Carolina
8 Braxton Berrios WR 5'9/186 Miami (FL)
9 Mike McCray ILB 6'4/248 Michigan
11 Cedrick Wilson Jr. WR 6'3/188 Boise State
13 Tanner Lee QB 6'4/220 Nebraska Replaced Mason Rudolph, who was injured[10]
14 Darius Phillips CB 5'10/190 Western Michigan
15 Justin Watson WR 6'3/210 Penn Played in the 2018 East–West Shrine Game
15 Michael Badgley K 5'10/178 Miami (FL)
16 Jaleel Scott WR 6'6/215 New Mexico State
17 Josh Allen QB 6'5/233 Wyoming
19 Johnny Townsend P 6'1/211 Florida
20 Isaac Yiadom CB 6'1/190 Boston College
21 Jaylen Samuels RB 5'11/228 NC State
22 Michael Joseph CB 6'1/180 Dubuque
23 Armani Watts S 5'11/205 Texas A&M
24 Duke Dawson CB 5'10/208 Florida
25 Akrum Wadley RB 5'11/191 Iowa
26 Taron Johnson CB 6'0/185 Weber State
27 Kalen Ballage RB 6'3/230 Arizona State
27 Justin Jones DT 6'2/312 NC State
28 Kyzir White S 6'2/218 West Virginia
31 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo DE 6'1/240 Oklahoma
36 Dimitri Flowers FB 6'2/247 Oklahoma
39 Trayvon Henderson S 6'0/200 Hawaii
48 Tanner Carew LS 6'1/242 Oregon
49 Nick DeLuca ILB 6'3/245 North Dakota State
50 Myles Pierce ILB 6'0/225 The Citadel
52 Mason Cole C 6'5/305 Michigan
55 Garret Dooley OLB 6'3/246 Wisconsin
56 Scott Quessenberry C 6'3/310 UCLA
57 Wyatt Teller G 6'5/315 Virginia Tech
58 Kemoko Turay OLB 6'5/252 Rutgers
59 Tyquan Lewis DE 6'4/265 Ohio State
61 Cole Madison G 6'5/314 Washington State
65 Jamil Demby OT 6'5/335 Maine
66 Harrison Phillips DT 6'4/295 Stanford
70 Brian O'Neill OT 6'7/305 Pittsburgh
73 Tyrell Crosby OT 6'5/320 Oregon
76 Will Hernandez G 6'3/340 UTEP
78 Brett Toth OT 6'6/305 Army
79 Sean Welsh G 6'3/295 Iowa
80 Durham Smythe TE 6'6/257 Notre Dame
81 Troy Fumagalli TE 6'6/248 Wisconsin
83 Tyler Conklin TE 6'4/240 Central Michigan
84 Michael Gallup WR 6'1/200 Colorado State
85 Allen Lazard WR 6'5/222 Iowa State
88 Mike Gesicki TE 6'6/252 Penn State
90 Chad Thomas DE 6'6/275 Miami (FL) Played in the 2018 East–West Shrine Game
91 Jalyn Holmes DE 6'5/270 Ohio State
94 Dewey Jarvis OLB 6'2/230 Brown
97 Nathan Shepherd DT 6'5/300 Fort Hays State Injured during practice; did not play[11]
98 B. J. Hill DT 6'4/315 NC State

Source: [12]
  Luke Falk switched his uniform number from 4 to 3 in honor of Tyler Hilinski.[13]

South teamEdit

No. Player Position HT/WT College Notes
3 Quin Blanding S 6'2/210 Virginia
4 Tre'Quan Smith WR 6'1/210 Central Florida
5 Kyle Lauletta QB 6'3/215 Richmond Named game MVP[14]
5 Siran Neal CB 6'1/205 Jacksonville State
6 Kurt Benkert QB 6'4/215 Virginia
7 D. J. Chark WR 6'4/198 LSU
9 Da'Shawn Hand DE 6'4/288 Alabama
10 JK Scott P 6'6/204 Alabama
11 Kylie Fitts DE 6'4/260 Utah
12 Brandon Silvers QB 6'3/219 Troy
13 Marcell Ateman WR 6'4/220 Oklahoma State
14 Jeremy Reaves S 5'11/185 South Alabama
14 Mike White QB 6'4/225 Western Kentucky
15 Nick Bawden FB 6'3/245 San Diego State
16 J'Mon Moore WR 6'3/205 Missouri
18 Shaquem Griffin OLB 6'1/223 Central Florida Griffin was named Overall Practice Player of the Week[15]
19 Nate Andrews S 6'0/214 Florida State Added due to injury of Dorian O'Daniel[16]
20 Rashaad Penny RB 5'11/220 San Diego State
21 Tray Matthews S 6'1/209 Auburn
22 Chandon Sullivan CB 5'11/195 Georgia State
23 D'montre Wade CB 6'0/200 Murray State
24 Danny Johnson CB 5'10/194 Southern
25 Ito Smith RB 5'9/195 Southern Miss
26 M. J. Stewart CB 6'0/205 North Carolina
27 Kameron Kelly CB 6'2/200 San Diego State
28 James Washington WR 6'0/205 Oklahoma State
29 Darrel Williams RB 6'1/229 LSU
30 Tre' Williams ILB 6'2/225 Auburn
38 Daniel Carlson K 6'4/223 Auburn
38 Marquis Haynes OLB 6'3/230 Mississippi
39 Levi Wallace CB 6'0/183 Alabama
42 Uchenna Nwosu OLB 6'2/240 USC
50 Darius Leonard ILB 6'3/235 South Carolina State
51 Taylor Hearn G 6'5/330 Clemson
53 Micah Kiser ILB 6'2/240 Virginia Injured during practice; did not play[17]
53 Oren Burks ILB 6'3/230 Vanderbilt Added due to injury of Micah Kiser[18]
56 Dorian O'Daniel ILB 6'1/220 Clemson Injured during practice; did not play[16]
68 Joseph Noteboom OT 6'5/306 TCU
69 Ike Powell LS 6'3/267 Auburn
70 Colby Gossett G 6'6/320 Appalachian State
71 Alex Cappa OT 6'7/305 Humboldt State
72 Brandon Parker OT 6'7/309 North Carolina A&T
73 Austin Corbett C 6'4/305 Nevada
75 Bradley Bozeman C 6'5/314 Alabama
77 Isaiah Wynn G 6'2/302 Georgia
78 Desmond Harrison OT 6'6/313 West Georgia
79 Skyler Phillips G 6'2/322 Idaho State
80 Ian Thomas TE 6'5/248 Indiana
81 Adam Breneman TE 6'5/255 UMass Injured during practice; did not play[19]
86 Dallas Goedert TE 6'5/255 South Dakota State Injured during practice; did not play[20]
86 Deon Yelder TE 6'4/255 Western Kentucky Added due to injury of Dallas Goedert[20][21]
88 Jordan Akins TE 6'4/262 Central Florida
89 Byron Pringle WR 6'2/205 Kansas State
90 Christian LaCouture DT 6'5/292 LSU
93 Marcus Davenport DE 6'7/255 UTSA
94 Greg Gilmore DT 6'4/308 LSU
95 Poona Ford DT 6'0/305 Texas Played in the 2018 East–West Shrine Game
99 Andrew Brown DT 6'4/285 Virginia

Source: [22]

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP North South
1 8:56 6 82 2:33 South Tre'Quan Smith 14-yard touchdown reception from Mike White, Daniel Carlson kick good 0 7
1 4:44 10 43 4:11 North 50-yard field goal by Michael Badgley 3 7
1 0:00 5 20 0:23 South 53-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson 3 10
2 12:35 3 71 0:53 South Rashaad Penny 73-yard touchdown reception from Kurt Benkert, 2-point run good by Ito Smith  3 18
3 8:25 11 81 6:35 North Tyler Conklin 16-yard touchdown reception from Josh Allen, Michael Badgley kick good 10 18
3 6:09 2 58 0:39 North Durham Smythe 27-yard touchdown reception from Josh Allen, 2-point pass failed 16 18
3 5:58 1 75 0:08 South D. J. Chark 75-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Lauletta, Daniel Carlson kick good 16 25
3 0:41 9 95 3:11 South Deon Yelder 1-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Lauletta, Daniel Carlson kick good 16 32
3 0:33 South Marcus Davenport 19-yard fumble return, Daniel Carlson kick failed 16 38
4 10:39 10 75 4:28 South Marcell Ateman 14-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Lauletta, Daniel Carlson kick good 16 45
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 16 45

Source: [3]
Note: special playing rules detailed here.
  Senior Bowl rules require teams to attempt 2-point conversions during the 2nd quarter.[23]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics North South
First Downs 19 19
Rushes-yards 36-147 30-115
Passing yards 253 425
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 20-39-1 21-36-1
Return yards 86 39
Punts-average 7-41.6 6-48.7
Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0
Penalties-yards 2-15 2-10
Time of Possession 31:17 28:43

Source: [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Senior Bowl odds: North vs. South picks from college football insider". CBS Sports. January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Madrid, Rich (January 26, 2018). "Prospective NFL officials to be evaluated at the Reese's Senior Bowl". footballzebras.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Reese's Senior Bowl". ESPN. January 27, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Reese's Senior Bowl". seniorbowl.com. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Chan, Jennifer Lee (January 18, 2018). "ZEBRA tracking devices will be used at the Senior Bowl". ninersnation.com. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Corporate and Media Partners". seniorbowl.com. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Heisman Trophy winner Mayfield accepts invite". seniorbowl.com (Press release). December 28, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Ruiter, Daryl (January 3, 2018). "Browns Coaching Staff Won't Coach At Senior Bowl, Texans And Broncos Will". cleveland.cbslocal.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  9. ^ CougCenter Staff (January 26, 2018). "Luke Falk pulls out of Senior Bowl". cougcenter.com. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Report: Okla. State QB Mason Rudolph out of Senior Bowl with foot injury". buffalonews.com. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "FHSU's Shepherd injured at Senior Bowl practice". KWCH-DT. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "North Team". seniorbowl.com. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Triplett, Mike (January 24, 2018). "Luke Falk to don number of Washington State teammate Tyler Hilinski at Senior Bowl". ESPN. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  14. ^ https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/957385965697368065
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/seniorbowl/status/956707135861215233
  16. ^ a b Inabinett, Mark (January 25, 2018). "Fairhope's Nate Andrews joins Senior Bowl roster in time for final full practice". al.com. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  17. ^ Barber, Mike (January 25, 2018). "UVA's Kiser leaves Senior Bowl early; Bronco Mendenhall visits Mobile". richmond.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  18. ^ Smith, Alex Martin (January 26, 2018). "Vanderbilt's Oren Burks gets (very) late Senior Bowl call". seccountry.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  19. ^ Vautour, Matt (January 24, 2018). "Hamstring injury sidelines UMass TE Adam Breneman at Senior Bowl". gazettenet.com. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  20. ^ a b RotoWire Staff (January 24, 2018). "Dallas Goedert: Out for Senior Bowl with hamstring injury". CBS Sports. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  21. ^ "Former Tight End Deon Yelder Added to Senior Bowl Roster". wkusports.com. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  22. ^ "South Team". seniorbowl.com. January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  23. ^ "Playing Rules". seniorbowl.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018.

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