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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
ACC sends 18 to Under Armour Senior Bowl

By staff

The ACC will have 18 players representing the conference next week in the Under Armour Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. It's the second-highest total for a conference behind the SEC, which has 22. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on January 29th in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.

“This is a very talented group and all are extremely deserving of a Senior Bowl invite,” senior bowl president and CEO Steve Hale said in a prepared statement. “We’ve always had great success with ACC players with guys like Philip Rivers and D’Brickashaw Ferguson performing extremely well during Senior Bowl week and we fully expect this year to produce more future NFL stars from the conference.”

Clemson, Miami and North Carolina lead all ACC teams with three representatives each. The players from Clemson, Boston College, North Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are all new additions to the roster. Miami’s Colin McCarthy and Virginia’s Ras-I Dowling are also newcomers, joining their previously announced teammates on the Senior Bowl rosters: