Dalton And Kerley To Play in Senior Bowl
Jan. 3, 2011
MOBILE, Ala. -- TCU quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver/return specialist Jeremy Kerley have accepted invitations to play for the South squad in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl.
The 62nd-annual Senior Bowl is Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. CST at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. NFL Network will televise the game and all practices during the week.
The Senior Bowl annually features the nation's best seniors and top draft prospects on teams coached by NFL staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams.
Dalton was the Offensive Most Valuable Player of TCU's 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. It was the third bowl game MVP of his career.
Dalton was the nation's leader in wins among active quarterbacks. He finished his career with a 42-7 record, including a 36-3 mark the last three years, while setting every major TCU passing record.
The Katy, Texas, native was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year the last two seasons and was a 2010 finalist for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Award while being a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award. He finished ninth in Heisman Trophy voting.
"Andy has proven to be one of the more prolific signal callers in all of college football over the last four years and we're very pleased that he'll cap it all off here in Mobile later this month at the Senior Bowl," Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said.
Kerley, one of three finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, has been named to multiple All-America teams this season. He was the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Year for the second straight season and the league's first-team All-MWC return specialist for the third consecutive year.
Kerley, from Hutto, Texas, is one of just two players in the nation to rank in the top 20 in punt returns (12.9 yards) and kickoff returns (27.7 yards) this season. He also led TCU with 56 receptions and 10 touchdown catches.
"Jeremy is an electrifying player any time he can get his hands on the ball," Hale said. "His versatility will really help him during Senior Bowl week and we're excited about having him here later this month."