Mardy Gilyard had 103 receiving yards and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter to help the North race to a 31-13 victory over the South in Saturday’s Senior Bowl.
Riley Cooper, a 25th-round draft pick of baseball’s Texas Rangers, said Monday that he has decided to focus on a professional football career. The Florida wide receiver was set to receive half of his signing bonus at a scheduled physical Jan. 17, but it had to be put on hold while he was playing football.
As usual, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will be the most talked-about and scrutinized player on either team leading up to Saturday’s Senior Bowl. The game is his first real shot at answering the oft-voiced questions about whether he can successfully run an NFL offense, or whether he will have to switch to tight end or H-back.
Former Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to ex-Penn State quarterback Andrew Quarless with 6 seconds remaining, lifting the East to a 13-10 victory over the West on Saturday in the East-West Shrine Game.
The National Football League announced today the names of 53 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2010 NFL Draft on April 22-24.
Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson is
skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft after the
advisory committee projected him as a second-round pick.
University of Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski will skip
his senior season and declare for the NFL draft.
Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, who finished second in Heisman Trophy votes last season, announced on Friday that he will forego his final year of college eligibility to enter this year’s NFL Draft.
Florida safety Wright intends to enter the draft
labama junior linebacker Rolando McClain announced Monday that he would enter the 2010 NFL Draft, the team said in a press release.