Jan 9, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT
The FCS Championship and seemingly endless bowl schedule may have officially come to a close, but the college football season still continues on in the form of several senior showcase games featuring graduating senior standouts who will have the opportunity to shine as draft prospects ahead of the NFL Combine and Pro Days. A number of players from around CAA Football have recently accepted invitations to play in these upcoming senior showcases, so see below for their names along with details on each of the games.
New Hampshire LB Matt Evans, Richmond DB Cooper Taylor and James Madison OL Earl Watford are set to represent the league in the 88th annual East-West Shrine Game. The event is the longest-running of the various all-star college football games and boasts 246 former players now on NFL Rosters. The East-West Shrine Game benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children and includes a visit by the players to a local hospital as part of their game-week activities. The event will be broadcast live from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, January 19 at 4 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. A free audio stream of the game along with additional details on the game can be found at shrinegame.com.
William and Mary CB B.W. Webb will represent CAA Football in the 63rd annual Senior Bowl, which is widely considered as the premier senior showcase event. Versus pitting players from the East and West against one another, the Senior Bowl features a North vs. South matchup in which the two teams are each coached by the entire coaching staffs of two NFL organizations. The Detroit Lions will coach the South squad this year, while the North squad will be coached by the Oakland Raiders. The game will air live from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, January 26 at 4 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. More on the Senior Bowl can be found at seniorbowl.com.
UNH CB Dontra Peters has accepted an invitation to play in the Texas vs. The Nation Game, which showcases top graduating seniors originally from Texas or those who played collegiately in the state against top players from around the country. This will be the fifth annual playing of the event, with the Nation and Texas each having won two games in the series to date. The game will kick off from Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, on Saturday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m. ET. For more, check out texasvsthenation.com.
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