Seven Rebels listed on the Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List
Seven Ole Miss Football players made the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list that was released early Monday afternoon on the bowl’s website. The seven Rebels are: wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, defensive backs Tony Bridges and Tony Conner, defensive end Fadol Brown, tight end Evan Engram, defensive tackle D.J. Jones and quarterback Chad Kelly.
The Senior Bowl’s 2017 Watch List includes 400 student athletes from every level of collegiate football. Each player that made the list will look to fill one of the 110 roster spots that form the North and South teams for the nation’s annual all-star game.
A player not on the watch list can be added to the list over the course of the 2016 season and be invited to the game. Last year, 17 players who made both rosters weren’t on the original watch list released in the summer.
SEC has most names on the watch list
The Southeastern Conference leads the way with 69 players, making up 17 percent of the 400. The SEC is followed by the Big Ten’s contribution of 60 players, with 15 of those coming from the University of Michigan. The Wolverines lead the way with the most by an individual school.
Utah has the second-most with nine, while Alabama, Houston and Louisville each landing eight players onto the list. The Atlantic Coast Conference (56), Pac-12 (43), Big 12 (28) and FCS/D2 (42) makes up the rest of the list.
For the complete list of the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List, go to seniorbowl.com.
Feature image credit: Amanda Swain, The Rebel Walk
Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men’s basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with Rivals.com. A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.