Nine Trojans To Play In This Saturday's Senior Bowl

Jan. 22, 2008

Nine USC football players--defensive linemen Sedrick Ellis and Lawrence Jackson, offensive linemen Sam Baker and Drew Radovich, quarterback John David Booty, running back Chauncey Washington, linebacker Keith Rivers, defensive back Terrell Thomas and tight end Fred Davis--are among the 100 top senior NFL draft prospects participating in the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl this week in Mobile, Ala.

The nine Trojans reported to Mobile this past weekend and will play on the Under Armour Senior Bowl's North squad, which will be coached by Oakland Raiders head coach and former USC assistant Lane Kiffin and his staff.

The nine Trojans marks the highest number of players from any one school since Auburn had nine players in the 1988 game. The record is 10 players, set by Alabama in 1987 at a time when local seniors from Alabama and Auburn were more likely to get an invitation to play in the game in their home state.

The players will have one practice per day during Senior Bowl Week, Jan. 21-25, capped off by the 59th annual Under Armour Senior Bowl game on Saturday, Jan. 26. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. PT in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium and the contest will be nationally-televised by the NFL Network.

Fans will also be able to follow the players' progress through the NFL Network's extensive coverage of this year's Senior Bowl practices, as over 21 hours of Senior Bowl content will air during the week and on game day.

The Under Armour Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country's best senior NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. The Senior Bowl is also attended by over 800 NFL coaches, scouts and other front office personnel each year.

For more information, visit the bowl's website at

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