Jan. 16, 2013
The Bruins will be well represented this weekend as several senior football players will be in action in college all-star games. In addition, practice sessions on Thursday from the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be televised on ESPNU beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT.
College All-Star Games:
Jan. 19 - Raycom College All-Star Game features wide receiver Jerry Johnson - Site: Montgomery, AL - Game time: 2 p.m. CT; Media - CBS Sports Network
Jan. 19 - East-West Shrine Game features defensive back Aaron Hester, offensive lineman Jeff Baca, y receiver Joseph Fauria, defensive back Sheldon Price - Site: St. Petersburg, FL - Game time: 4 p.m. ET; Media - NFL Network
Jan. 19 - NFL Players Association Collegiate Game features defensive back Andrew Abbott fullback Donovan Carter, quarterback Kevin Prince and linebacker Damien Holmes - Site: The Home Depot Center on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA - Game time: 6 p.m. ET; Media - ESPN2; selected practices will be televised during the week on ESPNU; former Bruin head coach Dick Vermeil is slated to serve as head coach of one team. Check the website at collegiate.nflpa.com for further information, including tickets to the event.
Jan. 26 - Senior Bowl features running back Johnathan Franklin, punter Jeff Locke and defensive lineman Datone Jones - Site: Mobile, AL - Game time: 3 p.m. CT; Media - NFL Network; Note - teams coached by NFL staffs from the Detroit Lions and the Oakland Raiders and selected practices will be televised during the week.
Last week, safety Dalton Hilliard had an interception return for a touchdown in the Jan. 11 Casino del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson, AZ.
NFL Update: linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens and special teams standout Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots (Pro Bowl selectee) will meet for the AFC Championship this Sunday, meaning at least one Bruin will be headed to the Super Bowl.