A pair of college football standouts with state of Alabama ties have accepted invitations to play in the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Maryland defensive back Jakorian Bennett (a Mobile native) and Appalachian State running back Camerun Peoples (who is from Lineville) are set to participate in the annual NFL draft showcase and all-star game. The 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl takes place Feb. 4 at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile.
Bennett, a former McGill-Toolen Catholic School standout, is a two-year starter at cornerback for the Terrapins. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior has 35 tackles, an interception, nine pass breakups and a blocked kick this season.
Peoples, who starred Central Clay County High School, leads the Mountaineers with 583 yards and five touchdowns this season. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound redshirt junior has rushed for 2,809 yards and averaged 6.2 yards per carry in his career.
More players will be added to the 2023 Senior Bowl roster in the coming days and weeks. Players will arrive in Mobile for Senior Bowl week in late January, the beginning of a full week of practices and meetings with NFL coaches and staffs leading up to the game, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 and will be televised by NFL Network.