2021 Senior Bowl

The 2021 Senior Bowl was a college football all-star game played on January 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. CST, at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The game featured prospects for the 2021 draft of the professional National Football League (NFL), predominantly from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), rostered into "National" and "American" teams.[3][a] It was one of the final 2020–21 bowl games concluding the 2020 FBS football season. Sponsored by Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, the game was officially known as the Reese's Senior Bowl, with television coverage provided by NFL Network.[4]

2021 Reese's Senior Bowl
72nd Senior Bowl
1234 Total
National 10377 27
American 00168 24
DateJanuary 30, 2021
Season2020
StadiumHancock Whitney Stadium
LocationMobile, Alabama
MVPKellen Mond (QB, American)[1]
RefereeJames Carter (SEC, 1st half) & Bryan Banks (Big Ten, 2nd half)[2]
Attendance6,714
United States TV coverage
NetworkNFL Network
AnnouncersAndrew Siciliano (play-by-play) and Daniel Jeremiah (color)
Senior Bowl
 < 2020  2022

On January 11, 2021, bowl organizers announced that the teams would be coached by personnel from the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers,[5][6] coaching the National team and American team, respectively.[7]

This was the first Senior Bowl to be played at Hancock Whitney Stadium, after the 1951–2020 editions were held at Ladd–Peebles Stadium, also in Mobile.[8][9] Organizers noted on the bowl's website that "seating capacity for 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl has been significantly reduced to comply with local and state government public health orders."[10]

PlayersEdit

Organizers maintained a "watch list" of 250 players as potential invitees.[11] In early October 2020, the first invitation to the 2021 Senior Bowl was issued to Dillon Radunz, an offensive tackle for North Dakota State of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).[12] On January 18, Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith accepted an invitation to the game,[13] but did not play; the most recent Heisman winner to play in a Senior Bowl was Baker Mayfield in the 2018 edition.

A list of accepted invites is maintained on the bowl's website. Players listed below are all from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), unless noted otherwise after their college team.

A week before the game, the bowl's executive director noted that there were 136 players on-site.[14] In the final week before the game, several players who had accepted invites were replaced on the roster due to injury or other circumstances. Quarterback Kyle Trask was a notable player replaced due to injury.[15]

National teamEdit

Full roster online here. Numerical rosters here (a number may be shared by an offensive and defensive player).

No. Player Position HT/WT College Notes
73 Aaron Banks OL 6'5/338 Notre Dame
19 Derrick Barnes LB 6'0/245 Purdue 3 tackles (1 solo)
87 John Bates TE 6'5/259 Boise State 1 reception, 13 yards
12 Ian Book QB 6'0/210 Notre Dame 5/11, 48 yards; 1 INT; 4 carries, 18 yards
32 Tuf Borland LB 6'0/229 Ohio State 2 tackles (0 solo)
76 Spencer Brown OL 6'8/314 Northern Iowa (FCS)
22 Tre Brown DB 5'9/188 Oklahoma
55 Baron Browning LB 6'3/241 Ohio State 3 tackles (1 solo)
24 Camryn Bynum DB 6'0/198 California 5 tackles (4 solo)
7 Michael Carter RB 5'7/202 North Carolina 8 carries, 60 yards; 1 TD; 2 receptions, 15 yards
94 Camaron Cheeseman LS 6'4/237 Michigan
4 Nico Collins WR 6'4/215 Michigan did not play
0 Jonathon Cooper DL 6'2/254 Ohio State 2 tackles (1 solo); ​12 sack
77 Jake Curhan OL 6'5/323 California
84 Frank Darby WR 6'0/194 Arizona State 1 reception, 22 yards
27 Divine Deablo DB 6'3/226 Virginia Tech 6 tackles (5 solo)
79 Adrian Ealy OL 6'6/326 Oklahoma
11 Sam Ehlinger QB 6'1/222 Texas 4/10, 42 yards; 1 TD
1 D'Wayne Eskridge WR 5'9/188 Western Michigan did not play
10 Demetric Felton RB 5'8/189 UCLA 2 receptions, 28 yards; 1 TD; 1 PR, 10 yards
30 Tony Fields II LB 6'1/222 West Virginia
13 Dez Fitzpatrick WR 6'2/202 Louisville 6 receptions, 90 yards; Offensive Player of the Game[16]
8 Feleipe Franks QB 6'6/234 Arkansas 9/16, 122 yards; 1 TD
49 Ta'Quon Graham DL 6'3/290 Texas 2 tackles (2 solo); 1 sack
4 Thomas Graham Jr. DB 5'10/193 Oregon 3 tackles (2 solo)
72 Robert Hainsey OL 6'4/302 Notre Dame
23 Darren Hall DB 5'11/189 San Diego State 3 tackles (1 solo)
33 Damar Hamlin DB 6'0/201 Pittsburgh 2 tackles (1 solo); 1 INT
22 Najee Harris RB 6'1/230 Alabama did not play[16]
9 Daelin Hayes DL 6'3/261 Notre Dame 3 tackles (0 solo); ​12 sack
25 Khalil Herbert RB 5'8/204 Virginia Tech 6 carries, 3 yards; 2 receptions, 2 yards; 1 PR, 3 yards
6 Justin Hilliard LB 6'0/227 Ohio State 4 tackles (0 solo)
55 James Hudson OL 6'4/302 Cincinnati
56 Creed Humphrey OL 6'4/312 Oklahoma
99 Tarron Jackson DL 6'2/260 Coastal Carolina 2 tackles (1 solo)
67 Brenden Jaimes OL 6'5/300 Nebraska
83 Cade Johnson WR 5'10/186 South Dakota State (FCS) 1 reception, 10 yards
90 Patrick Jones II DL 6'4/264 Pittsburgh 1 tackle (1 solo); 1 sack
70 Robert Jones OL 6'4/319 Middle Tennessee
80 Hunter Long TE 6'5/254 Boston College did not play
42 Ben Mason FB 6'2/256 Michigan did not play
71 Quinn Meinerz OL 6'3/320 Wisconsin–Whitewater (DIII)
74 Jaylon Moore OL 6'4/311 Western Michigan
5 Tre Norwood DB 5'11/192 Oklahoma 0 tackles (0 solo)
92 Osa Odighizuwa OL 6'2/280 UCLA 2 tackles (1 solo); ​12 sack
91 Adetokunbo Ogundeji DL 6'4/256 Notre Dame 2 tackles (1 solo); ​12 sack
95 Levi Onwuzurike DL 6'2/290 Washington
30 Riley Patterson K 5'10/183 Memphis 2-for-2 FG, long 36; 3-for-3 PAT
75 Dillon Radunz OL 6'5/304 North Dakota State (FCS)
11 Hamilcar Rashed Jr. LB 6'3/254 Oregon State 2 tackles (1 solo)
25 Benjamin St-Juste DB 6'3/200 Minnesota 1 tackle (1 solo)
5 Trey Sermon RB 6'0/213 Ohio State did not play
81 Ben Skowronek WR 6'2/211 Notre Dame did not play
0 DeVonta Smith WR N/A[17] Alabama did not play
47 Elerson Smith DL 6'6/262 Northern Iowa (FCS) 2 tackles (2 solo)
38 James Smith P 6'4/233 Cincinnati 4 punts, 148 yards, long 52
29 Rhamondre Stevenson RB 5'11/227 Oklahoma 7 carries, 9 yards; 1 reception, 5 yards
50 Chazz Surratt LB 6'1/227 North Carolina
16 Sage Surratt WR 6'2/215 Wake Forest did not play
8 Keith Taylor Jr. DB 6'2/191 Washington 2 tackles (1 solo)
1 Ambry Thomas DB 5'11/189 Michigan 1 tackle (0 solo)
18 Shaka Toney EDGE 6'2/238 Penn State 2 tackles (1 solo)
29 Christian Uphoff DB 6'2/213 Illinois State (FCS) 3 tackles (2 solo)
2 Tylan Wallace WR 5'11/193 Oklahoma State did not play
17 Rashad Weaver DL 6'4/265 Pittsburgh 2 tackles (0 solo)
-- Rodarius Williams DB 6'0/193 Oklahoma State
88 Kenny Yeboah TE 6'3/247 Ole Miss 2 receptions, 27 yards; 1 TD

Chazz Surratt and Sage Surratt are brothers.[18]

American teamEdit

Full roster online here. Numerical rosters here (a number may be shared by an offensive and defensive player).

No. Player Position HT/WT College Notes
56 Jack Anderson OL 6'4/309 Texas Tech
9 Carlos Basham Jr. DL 6'3/281 Wake Forest
1 Joshuah Bledsoe DB 5'11/201 Missouri 1 tackle (1 solo)
30 Jose Borregales K 5'9/207 Miami, Florida no kicking attempts
99 William Bradley-King EDGE 6'3/254 Baylor
33 K. J. Britt LB 6'0/239 Auburn 5 tackles (2 solo)
65 Deonte Brown OL 6'3/364 Alabama
74 Ben Cleveland OL 6'6/354 Georgia
44 Riley Cole LB 6'2/242 South Alabama 6 tackles (2 solo)
19 Jabril Cox LB 6'2/233 LSU 5 tackles (1 solo)
14 D. J. Daniel DB 5'11/183 Georgia 1 tackle (1 solo)
6 Shawn Davis DB 5'10/199 Florida 1 INT
69 Landon Dickerson OL 6'6/326 Alabama
93 Max Duffy P 6'0/197 Kentucky 4 punts, 156 yards, long 44
9 Chris Evans RB 5'10/219 Michigan did not play
30 Paddy Fisher LB 6'3/239 Northwestern 1 tackle (1 solo)
45 Thomas Fletcher LS 6'1/237 Alabama
3 Tyree Gillespie DB 5'11/207 Missouri
90 Chauncey Golston DL 6'4/268 Iowa 6 tackles (1 solo)
83 Kylen Granson TE 6'2/242 SMU 1 reception, 8 yards
27 Richie Grant DB 5'11/200 UCF
86 Noah Gray TE 6'3/240 Duke did not play
55 Carson Green OL 6'6/319 Texas A&M
8 Trevon Grimes WR 6'3/217 Florida 2 receptions, 33 yards; 1 TD
10 Malik Herring DL 6'3/283 Georgia
20 Kylin Hill RB 5'10/214 Mississippi State 6 carries, 15 yards; 2-point conversion rush
56 Wyatt Hubert DE 6'2/265 Kansas State
78 Alaric Jackson OL 6'5/318 Iowa
76 Drake Jackson OL 6'1/290 Kentucky
10 Mac Jones QB 6'2/217 Alabama did not play[16]
35 Ryan Langan LS 6'1/228 Georgia Southern 1 tackle (1 solo)
70 Alex Leatherwood OL 6'5/312 Alabama
87 Tre' McKitty TE 6'4/247 Georgia 1 reception, 14 yards
17 Racey McMath WR 6'2/224 LSU did not play
8 Ifeatu Melifonwu DB 6'2/212 Syracuse 3 tackles (2 solo)
12 Bryan Mills DB 6'0/180 North Carolina Central (FCS) 4 tackles (4 solo)
15 Elijah Mitchell RB 5'10/215 Louisiana 4 carries, 2 yards; 2 receptions, 10 yards
12 Kellen Mond QB 6'2/205 Texas A&M 13/25, 173 yards; 2 TD, 2-point conversion pass; 2 carries, 11 yards, 2-point conversion rush; Most Valuable Player[16]
68 Dan Moore Jr. OL 6'5/309 Texas A&M
60 David Moore OL 6'1/350 Grambling State (FCS)
81 Quintin Morris TE 6'2/NA Bowling Green 3 receptions, 52 yards
25 Hamsah Nasirildeen DB 6'3/213 Florida State 3 tackles (0 solo)
7 Jamie Newman QB 6'2/235 Wake Forest 10/14, 118 yards; 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries 0 yards
72 Royce Newman OL 6'5/306 Ole Miss
85 Josh Palmer WR 6'1/210 Tennessee 2 receptions, 27 yards; 1 TD
14 Cornell Powell WR 6'0/205 Clemson 2 receptions, 42 yards
32 Monty Rice LB 6'0/238 Georgia
31 Aaron Robinson DB 5'11/190 UCF
96 Janarius Robinson EDGE 6'5/266 Florida State 5 tackles (1 solo); ​1 12 sacks
55 Quincy Roche EDGE 6'2/243 Miami, Florida 2 tackles (0 solo)
23 Robert Rochell DB 5'11/195 Central Arkansas (FCS)
3 Amari Rodgers WR 5'9/211 Clemson 4 receptions, 23 yards; 1 TD; 1 carry, -4 yards; 1 PR, 11 yards; 2-point conversion catch
34 Larry Rountree III RB 5'10/216 Missouri 4 carries, 7 yards; 2 receptions, 19 yards
5 Cameron Sample DL 6'2/274 Tulane 7 tackles (2 solo); ​12 sack; Defensive Player of the Game[16]
67 D'Ante Smith OL 6'5/294 East Carolina
22 Jordan Smith LB 6'6/255 UAB 3 tackles (2 solo)
13 Shi Smith WR 5'10/186 South Carolina 3 receptions, 57 yards
73 Trey Smith OL 6'5/331 Tennessee
11 Charles Snowden LB 6'6/232 Virginia
7 JaCoby Stevens DB 6'1/216 LSU
5 Marquez Stevenson WR 5'10/182 Houston 1 reception, 6 yards; 1 PR, 9 yards
0 Grant Stuard LB 5'11/230 Houston 2 tackles (0 solo)
1 Kadarius Toney WR 5'11/189 Florida did not play
95 Marlon Tuipulotu DL 6'1/308 USC
98 Payton Turner DL 6'5/270 Houston
6 Austin Watkins Jr. WR 6'1/207 UAB did not play
26 Mark Webb DB 6'1/210 Georgia 5 tackles (3 solo)
21 Marvin Wilson DL 6'3/319 Florida State

Game summaryEdit

Note special playing rules detailed here. Players in the game were each issued two helmet stickers; one with the player's hometown area code, and one with number 44 for Hank Aaron,[19] who was born in Mobile and died on January 22.

2021 Reese's Senior Bowl
1 2 34Total
National 10 3 7727
American 0 0 16824

at Hancock Whitney StadiumMobile, Alabama

  • Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. CST)
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy • Temperature: 65 °F (18 °C)
  • Game attendance: 6,714
  • Referee: James Carter (SEC, 1st half) & Bryan Banks (Big Ten, 2nd half)
  • TV: NFL Network
  • ESPN game summary, statbroadcast.com
Game information
First quarter
  • (8:32) NATL — Riley Patterson 36-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 3:12; National 3–0)
  • (4:47) NATL — Sam Ehlinger 12-yard pass to Demetric Felton, Riley Patterson kick (Drive: 2 plays, 52 yards, 0:45; National 10–0)
Second quarter
  • (5:02) NATL — Riley Patterson 32-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 24 yards, 4:05; National 13–0)
Third quarter
  • (9:44) AMER — Kellen Mond 15-yard pass to Amari Rodgers; 2-point conversion rush by Mond (Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:21; National 13–8)
  • (4:52) AMER — Kellen Mond 14-yard pass to Josh Palmer; 2-point conversion pass, Mond to Rodgers (Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards, 2:29; American 16–13)
  • (9:44) NATL — Michael Carter 12-yard rush, Riley Patterson kick (Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:08; National 20–16)
Fourth quarter

StatisticsEdit

Statistics NATL AMER
First downs 17 16
Plays–yards 64–288 59–301
Rushes–yards 27–88 20–31
Passing yards 200 270
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 18–37–1 23–39–1
Time of possession 29:41 30:19
Team Category Player Statistics
National Passing Feleipe Franks 9-for-19, 122 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Michael Carter 60 yards on 8 carries, 1 TD
Receiving Dez Fitzpatrick 90 yards on 6 receptions
American Passing Kellen Mond 13-for-25, 173 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Kylin Hill 15 yards on 6 carries
Receiving Shi Smith 57 yards on 3 receptions

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Previously, the Senior Bowl had rostered players into North and South teams.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @KAGS_Justin (January 30, 2021). "Aggie QB @TheKellenMond is your Senior Bowl MVP" (Tweet). Retrieved January 30, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Filipe, Cameron (January 29, 2021). "Officiating crews for the Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl". footballzebras.com. Retrieved January 30, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ @seniorbowl (January 11, 2021). "It's official! Please welcome the @MiamiDolphins and the @Panthers to the 2021 @Reeses Senior Bowl!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 11, 2021 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin (January 11, 2021). "Panthers staff chosen to coach in 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl". panthers.com. Retrieved January 11, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ @JimNagy_SB (January 20, 2021). "Alabama RB Najee Harris will be a member of the National squad coached by @MiamiDolphins at next week's Reese's Senior Bowl" (Tweet). Retrieved January 20, 2021 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Senior Bowl Announces Deal With the University of South Alabama". seniorbowl.com (Press release). March 4, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Stephenson, Creg (March 4, 2020). "Senior Bowl to be played at South Alabama's Hancock Whitney Stadium beginning in 2021". AL.com. Retrieved March 6, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Ticket Info". seniorbowl.com. Retrieved December 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Reese's Senior Bowl Top 250". seniorbowl.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Westrick, Sam (October 3, 2020). "Senior Bowl offers first invitation to NDSU's Radunz". 247Sports.com. Retrieved November 22, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Heim, Mark (January 18, 2021). "Alabama's DeVonta Smith accepts Senior Bowl invitation". MSN.com. Retrieved January 19, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ @JimNagy_SB (January 24, 2021). "All 136 prospects made their way through Reese's Senior Bowl photo shoot this afternoon" (Tweet). Retrieved January 24, 2021 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Lindsay, Colin (January 25, 2021). "Gator QB Trask out of Senior Bowl". gbnreport.com. Retrieved January 25, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ a b c d e "Feleipe Franks' TD pass seals Senior Bowl win for National team; Kellen Mond named MVP". ESPN.com. AP. January 30, 2021. Retrieved January 31, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Florio, Mike (January 26, 2021). "DeVonta Smith declines to be weighed and measured at the Senior Bowl". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 30, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ @FootballPapi (January 25, 2021). "Reviewing the Senior Bowl rosters and I love that the Surratt brothers are on the same roster" (Tweet). Retrieved January 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ @JimNagy_SB (January 24, 2021). "Each prospect in 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl will have two helmet decals, one honoring MLB legend Hank Aaron and another repping their hometown area code" (Tweet). Retrieved January 24, 2021 – via Twitter.

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