Jones headed to Senior Bowl

Former California receiver Marvin Jones has been invited to the Senior Bowl, where he will join former Bears teammate, offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks had earlier accepted an invitation for this year’s contest but will not be participating.

The 63rd Senior Bowl, the premier college football all-star game, showcases college football’s top seniors. It will be played Saturday in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., at 4 p.m. ET. NFL Network will televise the contest live and also beginning Monday, Jan. 23, will provide coverage of all practices leading up to the contest.

“It is a great honor to be in this game, representing not only myself, but the University of California,” Jones said in a statement. “To play amongst the best of the best in this year’s class while being coached by some of the best coaches in the league adds a great deal of excitement.”

Jones played in 43 games during his four seasons in Berkeley, making 38 starts. He finished his career among Cal’s all-time leaders in receiving yards (2,260, 6th), 100-yard receiving games (6, T6th), receptions (156, T7th) and receiving touchdowns (13, T8th). This past season, Jones recorded career highs in receptions (62) and receiving yards (846), both second on the club behind Keenan Allen, while starting and making at least one catch in all 13 games to extend his streak to the final 38 games of his career. Jones earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors and also picked up a spot on the ESPN.com Pac-12 Blog’s all-underrated team as a senior.