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Cornerback Chris Cook and running back Rashawn Jackson have both officially accepted invitations to the senior showcase event, game officials announced today. Kickoff for the January 30th event is set for 3 p.m. (CT) in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game is officially sold out but will be televised by the NFL Network.
Cook led the Cavaliers with four interceptions this season and was a key part of a defensive unit that ranked fourth in the ACC and 21st in the country in pass defense. The Lynchburg native started all 12 games for the Cavaliers in 2009, finishing the season with 10 passes defended tackles, seven interceptions and 19 pass breakups.
Jackson rushed for 461 yards and two touchdowns his senior season. He finished the year averaging 4.6 yards per carry and was named the team’s offensive player of the week four different times throughout the season. His best outing of the year came in a win over Maryland in which he rushed for a career-high 90 yards and a touchdown. Jackson finished his career with 595 yards on 132 carries.
“We¹re excited about adding Chris and Rashawn to our roster,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. “Both are outstanding players and we look forward to watching them perform in front of the top NFL decision makers next week here at the Senior Bowl.”
The Under Armour Senior Bowl is college football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the nation’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Under Armour Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention. For more information on the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl please visit the bowl’s website at www.seniorbowl.com.