FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior Jonathan Luigs has accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious Under Armour Senior Bowl, officials with the game announced on Sunday. Kickoff for the 60th annual game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala. The game will be televised by the NFL Network.
The senior center from Little Rock was an All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2008 and a finalist for the Rimington Trophy (nation’s best center) after earning All-America honors and winning the Rimington Trophy as a junior in 2007. He helped pave the way for running back Michael Smith to break the 1,000-yard rushing mark this season and was also instrumental in opening up holes for former Razorback rushers Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis.
Luigs is the 22nd player from the Southeastern Conference to accept an invitation to the senior showcase event and 57th overall from the University of Arkansas.
Tickets for the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office, online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.
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.
The NFL Network will air more than 20 hours of programming during Senior Bowl week, including live coverage of practices and recap shows.