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Prewitt and Golson will represent Ole Miss in Senior Bowl

Prewitt and Golson will represent Ole Miss in Senior Bowl

The Reese’s Senior Bowl will have a Rebel flair when the game kicks off Saturday, January 24th in Mobile, Alabama as Ole Miss’ Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt will participate for the South team.

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 has 9 INTs on the season. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland)

Golson has 9 INTs on the season. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland)

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.

All-American Cody Prewitt has 50 tackles this season. (Photo Credit: Bentley Breland)

All-American Cody Prewitt has 50 tackles this season. (Photo Credit: Bentley Breland.)

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.”

Prewitt and Golson have each returned an interception for a touchdown this season and were integral parts of the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense.

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.

For more information about the Senior Bowl, including a list of participants and ticket information, click here

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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