Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Jalen Saunders (8) carries the ball past Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Trey DePriest (33) in the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 Stars Lining Up On Both Sides In College Senior Bowl


Ten players from the Big 12 were selected for this year’s Senior Bowl game on Saturday in Mobile, Al. They’re not all on the same side, however. Five players from the conference were selected for the roster of the North team and five for the South roster.

The Senior Bowl is the most prestigious of several college all-star games in which players who have completed their college eligibility get the opportunity to display their talents for scouts of the National Football League.

The North roster includes two players from Baylor (someone please explain to me how Baylor is considered to be in the North?), safety Ahmad Dixon and offensive guard Cyril Richardson, and two from West Virginia, running back Charles Sims and defensive end Will Clarke. Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp was also seleved for the North team..

Representing the Big 12 on the South team are three players from Oklahoma: wide receiver Jalen Saunders, defensive back Aaron Colvin and center Gabe Ikard. Texas wide receiver Mike Davis and Kansas State long-snapper Marcus Heit also are on the North roster for this year’s Senior Bowl. (Same question as above: Why are there Baylor players on the North squad and a Kansas State player on the South team?)

OU’s Colvin tore his ACL in practice this week and will not play in the Senior Bowl, The other nine Big 12 players are all set to go.

As far as the conference breakdown, the ACC leads all conferences with 20 players on Senior Bowl rosters (12 on the North team and eight on the South squad). The SEC is next with a total of 19 players selected (18 on the South and one on the North). Fifteen players from the Big Ten are on the North roster (none on the South team). The Big 12 is next with 10 Senior Bowlselections (evenly divided between the North and the South) and the Pac-12 has nine (six on the North and three on the South team).

 

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