Jan. 10, 2011
Monile, AL - The 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl will feature some of the nation's top specialists, including UCLA All-America place kicker Kai Forbath and long snapper Christian Yount. In addition, LSU kicker Josh Jasper, Florida punter Chas Henry and Nebraska punter Alex Henery and Virginia long snapper Danny Aiken have all accepted invitations to the senior showcase event, it was announced today. Jasper, Henry and Aiken will play for the South while Forbath, Yount and Henery will suit up for the North. The 2011 game is scheduled for 3pm (CT) on Saturday, January 29th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised live by NFL Network.
"This is an outstanding group of punters and kickers and we really feel good about bringing them to Mobile to showcase their skills," Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. "This group has such great versatility with Jasper, Henry and Henery having performed both punting and kicking duties for their respective squads, and I really think that will benefit those guys here later this month."
Forbath followed up his sensational junior campaign with another solid year in 2010. The 2009 Lou Groza award winner (nation's top kicker) has a school-record ten kicks from 50 or more yards. He also set an NCAA record by kicking two or more field goals in a game 31 times and booted three or more in 12 games. Forbath was 13-of-18 on field goals this season and a perfect 27-of-27 on extra points. The four-year starter finished his career tied for the Pac-10 and UCLA record with 85 made field goals (85-of-101), two shy of the NCAA record. His career field goal percentage of .842 is the second-best in UCLA history and he leaves school ranked second in career scoring with 357 points.
Yount served as the long snapper for all four years of Forbath's career. In addition, he also handled the snapping chores for the Bruin punt unit for each of his four seasons on the team.
Tickets for the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), the Bel Air Mall customer service desk, all area Food For Less locations, select Regions Bank locations, online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.