THREE TIGERS SELECTED FOR SENIOR BOWL
ROUGE – Three members of LSU’s 2011 Southeastern Conference
Championship Team have been selected to participate in the 2012 Senior
Bowl in Mobile, Ala., later this month.
Taylor, tight end Deangelo Peterson and offensive guard Will Blackwell
will all take part in the contest that features the top seniors in
All three LSU players are slated to play
on the South squad, which will be coached by Mike Shanahan and his
Washington Redskins staff. The 63rd Senior Bowl is set for 3 p.m.
CT on Saturday, January 28th in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.
had a tremendous season and we’re thrilled to be able to bring three
deserving players off their SEC Championship squad to this year’s
Senior Bowl,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. “All
three players played key roles in leading LSU to the BCS National
Championship game and number two national ranking this season.”
a three-year starter in the secondary, started all 14 games for the
Tigers in 2011, finishing second on the team with 71 tackles. He added
7.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and five pass breakups.
who started five games in 2011 and 10 in his career, ranked third on
the team with 18 catches for 179 yards and one touchdown as a senior.
For his career, Peterson caught 39 passes for 459 yards and three
touchdowns making him one of the most productive tight ends in school
Blackwell had his best season at LSU in 2011,
earning first team All-America honors after playing a team-high 779
snaps with 112.5 knockdowns during the regular season. A native of West
Monroe, Blackwell was also a first team All-SEC selection as a senior
as well as one of two permanent team captains on offense.