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2013 Senior Bowl Week Begins with Weigh-in and Practices

Senior Bowl Classic Heads All-Star Game Postseason

Photo - DT Star Lotulelei - Utah

2013 Senior Bowl Week Begins with Weigh-in and Practices

The 2013 Senior Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2013, in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The contest will be nationally-televised by NFL Network. Kickoff is set for 3:00 pm CST.

The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams.

Week Schedule
Monday
Weigh-In - 9:30 am - 11:30 am cst
Practice Schedule - 2:30-4:40 pm cst

Tuesday – Thursday Practices
9:30 - 11:30 am
2:30 - 4:40 pm

Senior Bowl Game - Saturday - Ladd Peebles Stadium 3 pm

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game.

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NFL Announces Record 73 Underclassmen For NFL Draft

Underclassmen entered for the NFL Draft 2013

Photo – DE Damontre Moore-Texas A&M

Declared Underclassmen: Updated 1/20 - 10 am

Deadline to declare for the NFL Draft was Jan. 15th. Players had three days to rescind decision and return to school for the 2013 college season if they did not sign with an agent or receive monetary benefits. No player excercised that right this year. The January 2013 Newsletter (17 pgs) will have detailed evaluation of the Underclassmen group - out today.

Offensive Players
x - denotes players eligible for the NFL Draft but not on the league's official list

QB Tyler Bray-Tennessee
QB Kyle Padron - Eastern Washington

RB Le’Veon Bell-Michigan St
RB Gio Bernard-UNC
RB Knile Davis-Arkansas
RB Michael Ford - LSU
RB Jawan Jamison- Rutgers
RB Stefphon Jefferson-Nevada
RB Eddie Lacy-Alabama
RB Marcus Lattimore-South Carolina
RB Bradley Randle - UNLV
RB Joseph Randle-Oklahoma St.
RB Trabis Ward-Tennessee St
RB Spencer Ware - LSU
RB Cierre Wood-Notre Dame

WR Keenan Allen-California
WR Stedman Bailey-West Virginia
x - WR Josh Boyce-TCU
WR Mike Davis- Texas
WR DeAndre Hopkins-Clemson
WR Justin Hunter-Tennessee
WR Brandon Kaufman - Eastern Washington
WR Cordarrelle Patterson-Tennessee
x - WR Da’Rick Rogers-Tennessee Tech
WR Ace Sanders- South Carolina
WR Kenny Stills-Oklahoma
WR Robert Woods-USC

x - TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame
TE Zach Ertz - Stanford
TE Gavin Escobar - San Diego St
TE Jordan Reed - Florida
TE Dion Sims-Michigan St
TE Levine Toilolo - Stanford

OT David Bakhtiari - Colorado
OT Chris Faulk - LSU
x - OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama
OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
x - OT Justin Pugh-Syracuse
OT Menelik Watson - Florida St
OG Alvin Bailey-Arkansas
OC Travis Frederick-Wisconsin

Defensive Players
DE William Gholston - Michgian St.
DE Joe Kruger-Utah
DE Corey Lemonier-Auburn
DE Stansly Maponga - TCU
DE Barkevious Mingo-LSU
DE Sam Montgomery – LSU
DE Damontre Moore-Texas A&M
DE Darrington Sentimore - Tennessee
DE Bjoern Werner-FSU

DT Shariff Floyd-Florida
DT Kwame Geathers - Georgia
DT Johnathan Hankins-Ohio St
DT Jose Jose - Central Florida
DT Bennie Logan-LSU
DT Brandon Moore-Texas
DT Sheldon Richardson-Missouri
DT Akeem Spence-Illinois

LB Dwayne Beckford - Purdue
LB Jelani Jenkins-Florida
LB Jarvis Jones-Georgia
LB Kevin Minter-LSU
LB Alec Ogletree-Georgia
LB Tom Wort - Oklahoma

CB David Amerson - North Carolina St.
CB Terrence Brown-Stanford
CB Mike Edwards-Hawaii
CB Tyrann Mathieu-LSU
CB Dee Milliner- Alabama
CB Xavier Rhodes-FSU
CB Nickell Robey-USC
CB Logan Ryan-Rutgers
CB Tharold Simon-LSU
CB Steve Williams- Cal

S Matt Elam-Florida
S Tony Jefferson-Oklahoma
S Jajuan Harley - Middle Tennessee St.
S Eric Reid-LSU

P Brad Wing-LSU

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Tavon Austin Named 2012 Paul Hornung Award Winner

WVU's All-Purpose Back and Return Specialist Tavon Austin Named 2012 Paul Hornung Award Winner

West Virginia senior Tavon Austin has been named the winner of the 2012 Paul Hornung Award, presented by as the most versatile player in major college football. The announcement was made today by the Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung.

Photo – RB Paul Hornung – Notre Dame (G.B. Packers)

Austin excelled throughout the 2012 season as one of the nation's most prolific all-purpose offensive and special teams players during the Mountaineers' inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference. He was one of two players in the nation with more than 500 yards in three different statistical categories (rushing, receiving and kick returns) and one of three players in the nation with 110 or more catches.

"I am honored and humbled to be selected as the winner of the prestigious Paul Hornung Award," said Austin. "Whether I am on the field as a receiver, in the backfield or as a returner, I have high expectations for myself, and I have always tried to use my versatility to help my team be successful. I want to thank my coaches and teammates for helping me achieve this honor."

On Nov. 17 against the University of Oklahoma, Austin recorded his most prolific performance of the season when he registered an astounding 572 all-purpose yards, the second-highest total all-purpose yards in a single game in FBS history and a Big 12 Conference record. In the 50-49 shootout loss to the Sooners, Austin set West Virginia's single-game rushing record with 344 yards, and his two rushing touchdowns made him the first Mountaineer in school history to score a touchdown four different ways (receiving, rushing, kick and punt return) in one season.

"I like the way Tavon Austin plays the game," said Paul Hornung. "He is tough, he generates yardage almost every way possible and has a nose for the end zone. Tavon Austin is a deserving winner of the Paul Hornung Award. We look forward to having him with us at our banquet in Louisville in February."

For the season, Austin compiled 2,910 all-purpose yards, an average of 223.8 yards per game. His average yards per game was 80 more than any other player in the Big 12 Conference and the second-best mark in the nation. Austin ran for 643 yards on 72 carries with three touchdowns, caught 114 passes for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns, had 32 kick returns for 813 yards with a touchdown, and returned 15 punts for 165 yards and a touchdown. Austin closed out his collegiate career with 150 all-purpose yards in West Virginia's Pinstripe Bowl appearance on Dec. 29.

Under the direction of head coach Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia finished the year with a 7-6 record, including wins over No. 25 Baylor and on the road at No. 11 Texas. The Mountaineers were one-point shy of beating No. 13 Oklahoma in late-November and suffered an overtime defeat against TCU. Austin helped the Mountaineers score at least 42 points on six occasions in 2012.

"Tavon's play on the field defines versatility, and as I said during the season, he was the most dangerous player in the nation with the ball in his hands," Holgorsen said. "He is deserving of such a prestigious honor, and the program, the University and the state are very proud of him and his accomplishment."

Austin was chosen as the Paul Hornung Award winner from among four finalists by a 16-member national Selection Committee comprised of sports journalists and retired NFL players, and secured an additional first place vote from online fan voting. On Dec. 7, Austin, Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), Dri Archer (Kent State) and Marqise Lee (USC) were named as Paul Hornung Award finalists. All voting was confirmed by Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Kentucky, with offices in Louisville and Lexington.
For the second consecutive year, fans made their voice known in the selection of the finalists and winner of the Paul Hornung Award. In 2012, 71,440 votes were cast to select the finalists throughout college football's regular season. In less than one month, 19,240 votes were cast to choose the winner of this year's award. The online fan vote accounts for the equivalent of one selection committee member.

Austin finished eighth in Heisman voting, the same award earned by Paul Hornung in 1956. Following the regular season, Austin was also named an All-America selection by various outlets, including the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly. He was also selected as the Big 12 Co-Special Teams Player of the Year and the Player of the Year by the Austin-American Statesman.

The Baltimore native was a Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll Selection on four occasions during the 2012 season and was recognized with the honor once during the 2011 season. The Dunbar High graduate set Maryland High School records for career points (790), touchdowns (123), total offensive yards (9,258) and rushing yards (7,962) during his prolific prep career.

Austin will be honored on Feb. 15, 2013, at the Galt House in downtown Louisville during the annual Paul Hornung Award banquet, sponsored by KentuckyOne Health.

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Irish's TE Eifert and Aggie's OT Joeckel Enter NFL Draft 2013

2013 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Status
Early entrants into the NFL Draft 2013

Photo - OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M

Declared Underclassmen: Updated 1/10 - 6 pm
Offensive Players

QB Tyler Bray-Tennessee
QB Kyle Padron - Eastern Washington

RB Le’Veon Bell-Michigan St
RB Gio Bernard-UNC
RB Knile Davis-Arkansas
RB Michael Ford - LSU
RB Jawan Jamison- Rutgers
RB Stefphon Jefferson-Nevada
RB Marcus Lattimore-South Carolina
RB Joseph Randle-Oklahoma St.
RB Trabis Ward-Tennessee St
RB Spencer Ware - LSU

WR Keenan Allen-California
WR Stedman Bailey-West Virginia
WR Josh Boyce-TCU
WR Mike Davis- Texas
WR Justin Hunter-Tennessee
WR Brandon Kaufman - Eastern Washington
WR Cordarrelle Patterson-Tennessee
WR Da’Rick Rogers-Tennessee Tech
WR Kenny Stills-Oklahoma
WR Robert Woods-USC

TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame
TE Zach Ertz - Stanford
TE Gavin Escobar - San Diego St
TE Jordan Reed - Florida
TE Dion Sims-Michigan St
TE Levine Toilolo - Stanford

OT David Bakhtiari - Colorado
OT Chris Faulk - LSU
OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama
OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
OT Justin Pugh-Syracuse
OT Menelik Watson - Florida St

OG Alvin Bailey-Arkansas
OC Travis Frederick-Wisconsin

Defensive Players

DE William Gholston - Michgian St.
DE Joe Kruger-Utah
DE Corey Lemonier-Auburn
DE Barkevious Mingo-LSU
DE Sam Montgomery – LSU
DE Damontre Moore-Texas A&M
DE Darrington Sentimore - Tennessee
DE Bjoern Werner-FSU

DT Shariff Floyd-Florida
DT Kwame Geathers - Georgia
DT Johnathan Hankins-Ohio St
DT Bennie Logan-LSU
DT Sheldon Richardson-Missouri
DT Akeem Spence-Illinois

LB Jelani Jenkins-Florida
LB Jarvis Jones-Georgia
LB Kevin Minter-LSU
LB Alec Ogletree-Georgia
LB Tom Wort - Oklahoma

CB Terrence Brown-Stanford
CB Mike Edwards-Hawaii
CB Tyrann Mathieu-LSU
CB Xavier Rhodes-FSU
CB Logan Ryan-Rutgers
CB Tharold Simon-LSU
CB Steve Williams- Cal

S Matt Elam-Florida
S Tony Jefferson-Oklahoma
S Eric Reid-LSU

P Brad Wing-LSU

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Draft 2013 – First Round Mock Draft

NFL Draft 2013 – Mock Draft - January, 2013

Photo - LB Jarvis Jones - Georgia

NFL Draft 2013 – Mock Draft - January, 2013

* Underclassmen expected to declare for the NFL Draft 2013
Jan. 2013 - Selection order prior to NFL Playoffs
x - Playoff team / Team - W-L

1st Round
1. Kansas City - 2-14 - Geno Smith - QB - West Virginia
2. Jacksonville - 2-14 - *Luke Joeckel - OT - Texas A&M
3. Oakland - 4-12 - Star Lotulelei - DT - Utah
4. Philadelphia - 4-12 - Matt Barkley - QB - Southern Cal
5. Detroit - 4-12 - *Jarvis Jones - LB - Georgia
6. Cleveland - 5-11 - Manti Te'o - LB - Notre Dame
7. Arizona - 5-11 - *Barkevious Mingo - DE - LSU
8. Buffalo - 6-10 - *Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
9. NY Jets - 6-10 - *Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M
10. Tennessee - 6-10 - *Sam Montgomery - DE - LSU
11. San Diego - 7-9 - *Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
12. Miami - 7-9 - *Keenan Allen - WR - California
13. Tampa Bay - 7-9 - *Dee Milliner - CB - Alabama
14. Carolina - 7-9 - *Bjoern Werner - DE - Florida St
15. New Orleans - 7-9 - *Johnathan Hankins - DT - Ohio St
16. St. Louis - 6-7-1 - Barrett Jones - OL - Alabama
17. Pittsburgh - 7-7- Johnthan Banks - CB - Mississippi St
18. Dallas - 8-6 - John Jenkins - DT - Georgia
19. NY Giants - 9-7 - *Antone Exum - CB - Virginia Tech
20. Chicago - 10-6 - *Tyler Eifert - TE - Notre Dame
21. x Cincinnati - 10-6 - Dion Jordan - DE - Oregon
22. x St. Louis (Wash) - 8-6 - Terrance Williams - WR - Baylor
23. x Minnesota - 10-6 - *Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida St
24. x Baltimore - 10-6 - *Eric Reid - FS - LSU
25. x Seattle - 9-5 - Chance Warmack - OG - Alabama
26. x Indianapolis - 11-5 - Eric Fisher - OT - Central Michigan
27. x Green Bay -11-5 - Chase Thomas - LB - Stanford
28. x San Francisco - 11-4-1 -*De'Andre Hopkins - WR - Clemson
29. x New England - 12-4 - Alex Okafor - DE - Texas
30. x Houston - 12-4 - Jonathan Cooper - OG - North Carolina
31. x Denver - 13-3 - Ezekial Ansah - DE - BYU
32. x Atlanta - 13-3 - Kawann Short - DT - Purdue

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Viking's Adrian Peterson Heads Pro Bowl Rosters

NFL Pro Bowl Rosters
Here is the roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl. The game will be played a week before the Super Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in Honolulu. (* Denotes starter.)

Adrian Peterson Heads Pro Bowl Rosters

Photo - RB Adrian Peterson - Vikings

NFC OFFENSE

Quarterbacks
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay*
Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Robert Griffin III, Washington

Running Backs
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota*
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle
Frank Gore, San Francisco

Fullback
Jerome Felton, Minnesota*

Wide Receivers
Calvin Johnson, Detroit*
Brandon Marshall, Chicago*
Julio Jones, Atlanta
Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants

Tight Ends
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta*
Jason Witten, Dallas

Tackles
Joe Staley, San Francisco*
Russell Okung, Seattle*
Trent Williams, Washington

Guards
Mike Iupati, San Francisco*
Jahri Evans, New Orleans*
Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants

Centers
Max Unger, Seattle*
Jeff Saturday, Green Bay

NFC DEFENSE

Defensive Ends
Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants*
Julius Peppers, Chicago*
Jared Allen, Minnesota

Interior linemen
Justin Smith, San Francisco*
Henry Melton, Chicago*
Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

Outside Linebackers
Aldon Smith, San Francisco*
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas*
Clay Matthews, Green Bay

Inside/Middle linebackers
Patrick Willis, San Francisco*
NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerbacks
Charles Tillman, Chicago*
Tim Jennings, Chicago*
Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Free Safeties
Dashon Goldson, San Francisco*
Earl Thomas, Seattle

Strong safety
Donte Whitner, San Francisco*

NFC SPECIALISTS
Punter
Thomas Morstead, New Orleans

Place-kicker
Blair Walsh, Minnesota

Kick returner
Leon Washington, Seattle

Special-teamer
Lorenzo Alexander, Washington

For AFC Pro Bowl Roster Go to Next Page

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Pro Prospect Rankings Updated - NFL Draft 2013

Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2013
2012 Postseason Rankings * underclassmen

Offensive Player Rankings

Photo - QB Geno Smith - West Virgina

Subscribers Get Regular Player Ranking Updates Thru NFL Draft 2013

Offensive Skilled Positions

Quarterbacks:
1. Matt Barkley - Southern Cal - 6’2” 230
2. Geno Smith - West Virginia - 6’3” 220
3. Tyler Wilson - Arkansas - 6’2” 220
4. Mike Glennon - North Carolina St - 6’5” 230
5. Ryan Nassib - Syracuse - 6’2” 225
6. * Logan Thomas - Virginia Tech - 6’5” 250
7. Landry Jones - Oklahoma - 6’6” 225
8. * Aaron Murray - Georgia - 6’2” 215
9. EJ Manuel - Florida State - 6’4” 240
10. Denard Robinson - Michigan - 5’10” 195
11. Dayne Crist - Kansas - 6’3” 235
12. Zac Dysert - Miami (Oh) - 6’3” 225
13. Sean Renfree - Duke - 6’4” 225
14. Collin Klein - Kansas St - 6’5” 225
15. Nick Florence - Baylor - 6’ 205
16. Matt Scott - Arizona - 6’2” 200
17. Brad Sorensen - Southern Utah - 6’4” 235
18. Coby Cameron - Louisiana Tech - 6’2” 210
19. Ryan Alpin - Arkansas St - 6’1” 210
20. Seth Doege - Texas Tech - 6’1” 200

Running Backs:
1. * Eddie Lacy - Alabama - 5’11” 230
2. Stepfan Taylor - Stanford - 5’10” 215
3. * Giovani Bernard - North Carolina - 5’10” 205
4. Montee Ball - Wisconsin - 5’11” 220
5. * Joseph Randle - Oklahoma St - 6’ 200
6. Christine Michael - Texas A&M - 5’11” 215
7. Andre Ellington - Clemson - 5’9” 195
8. Kenjon Barner - Oregon - 5’11” 195
9. * Le'Veon Bell - Michigan St - 6’2” 245
10. * Marcus Lattimore - South Carolina - 6’ 225
11. * Knile Davis - Arkansas - 6’ 230
12. * Spencer Ware - LSU - 5’11” 225
13. Johnathan Franklin - UCLA - 5’1”0 200
14. Mike Gillislee - Florida - 5’11” 210
15. Rex Burkhead - Nebraska - 5’11” 210
16. Ray Graham - Pittsburgh - 5’9” 195
17. Silas Redd - Southern Cal - 5’10” 200
18. Theo Riddick - Notre Dame - 5’11” 200
19. Kerwynn Williams - Utah St - 5’9” 190
20. * Cierre Wood - Notre Dame - 5’11” 215
21. Miguel Maysonet - Stony Brook - 5’9” 205
22. * Michael Dyer - Arkansas Baptist - 5’9” 215
23. Cameron Marshall - Arizona State - 5’11” 220
24. Onterio McCalebb - Auburn - 5’10” 175
25. Zac Stacy - Vanderbilt - 5’9” 210

Fullbacks:
1. * Trey Millard - Oklahoma - 6’1” 255
2. Zach Line - Southern Methodist - 6’1” 230
3. Zach Boren - Ohio State - 6’ 245
4. * Trey Burton - Florida - 6’2” 230
5. Marcus Green - Mississippi State - 6’1” 240
6. Taimi Tutogi - Arizona - 6’1” 260
7. Lonnie Pryor - Florida State - 6’ 230
8. Alex Singleton - Tulsa - 6’1” 260
9. Braden Wilson - Kansas State - 6’3” 255
10. Devonte Campbell - Maryland - 6’2” 255
11. Devon Ramsay - North Carolina - 6’2” 250
12. Richard Samuel - Georgia - 6’1” 235

For Wide Receiver and Tight End Rankings Go to Next Page

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