The two Rebel seniors are the first Ole Miss players to be invited to the Senior Bowl since Dexter McCluster, John Jerry and Shay Hodge in 2009. NFL scouts from all 32 organizations will be in attendance.
Golson, a consensus All-American, started every game this season. He tied the school record of 10 interceptions in a season, and his 16 career picks are tied for third-most in Ole Miss history.
Coach Hugh Freeze credited Golson with playing a huge role in the Rebels’ defensive prowess this season. “He’s had a phenomenal year. We’ve been able to feel like he could play on an island at times,” he said.
Prewitt, an All-American, is rated by some NFL draft analysts as the top safety in the country. He, too, started every game this season and is the first player to return to Ole Miss as a first team All-American since Patrick Willis in 2006. He finished his career at Ole Miss with 12 interceptions, ranking him eighth in school history.
Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage was obviously pleased to have Prewitt accept the invitation: “Cody Prewitt is a big, productive safety who has showcased his skills in the SEC as an All-American caliber player over the past two seasons.”
Ole Miss fans will be able to watch Prewitt and Golson represent the Rebels in the postseason, as the Senior Bowl and all its practices will be televised by NFL Network.
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