MOBILE, Ala. – Two former Arkansas Razorbacks – offensive lineman Tony Ugoh and deep snapper Brett Goode — are among the 100 top NFL draft prospects participating in the 2007 Under Armour Senior Bowl this week in Mobile, Ala.
Ugoh and Goode will play on the Senior Bowl’s South squad, which is being coached by San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan and his staff. The Senior Bowl will mark the third all-star game that has featured former Razorbacks this month. Strong safety Randy Kelly played in the InstaJuice North-South Classic in Houston, Texas on Jan. 13. Linebacker Sam Olajubutu and defensive tackle Keith Jackson played in the East-West Shrine Game in Houston on Jan. 20.
Ugoh was a second-team All-America selection at offensive tackle last season for the Razorbacks. He helped clear the way for the fourth-ranked rushing offense in the nation (228.5 yards per game) and was a primary reason Arkansas ranked second in the nation in sacks allowed (0.64 per game). The first-team All-SEC pick has been projected among the top 20 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Goode was steady as the Razorbacks’ deep snapper for the majority of his four-season collegiate career. He snapped the ball for all punt, field goal and extra point attempts on Arkansas’ special teams’ units. Known for his consistent delivery of the football, he also was active on punt coverage earning three tackles.
The players will have one practice per day during Senior Bowl Week, Jan. 22-26, capped off by the 58th annual Under Armour Senior Bowl game on Saturday, January 27. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium and the contest will be nationally-televised by the NFL Network.
Fans will also be able to follow the players’ progress through the NFL Network’s complete coverage of this year’s Senior Bowl practices, as over 14 hours of Senior Bowl content will air during the week. NFL Network telecasts will air on Monday through Thursday of the week, including nightly recap shows in primetime. All times are central, and a complete NFL Network Senior Bowl broadcast schedule is listed at the bottom of this story.
The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. The Senior Bowl is also attended by over 700 NFL coaches, scouts and otherfront office personnel each year.
The North squad will be coached by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden and his staff.
In 2006, 15 Senior Bowl players were chosen in the first-round of the NFL Draft, and over 90 percent of the Senior Bowl players are chosen in the draft each year.
Over 572 former Senior Bowl players were on active rosters in the NFL in 2006, with 24 former Senior Bowlers being named to the rosters for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl. That group includes the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2006, running back LaDainian Tomlinson of the Chargers, and Miami Dolphins’ defensive end Jason Taylor, the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year this season.
The Senior Bowl is also a non-profit, charitable event that has donated over $4 million through the Food World-Senior Bowl Charitable Partnership over the last ten years.
For more information, visit the bowl’s website at www.seniorbowl.com
NFL NETWORK 2007 SENIOR BOWL COVERAGE
Monday, January 22
3:00 PM CT – Day 1 Practice (90 minutes)
7:00 PM CT – Day 1 Recap (30 minutes)
Tuesday, January 23
9:30 AM CT – Day 2 Morning Practice (90 minutes)
4:00 PM CT – Day 2 Afternoon Practice (2 hours)
8:30 PM CT – Path to the Draft: Senior Bowl Day 2 Recap (30 minutes)
Wednesday, January 24
9:30 AM CT – Day 3 Morning Practice (90 minutes)
4:00 PM CT – Day 3 Afternoon Practice (2 hours)
8:30 PM CT – Path to the Draft: Senior Bowl Day 3 Recap (30 minutes)
Thursday, January 25
9:30 AM CT – Day 4 Morning Practice (90 minutes)
4:00 PM CT – Day 4 Afternoon Practice (2 hours)
7:00 PM CT – Path to the Draft: Senior Bowl Day 4 Recap (30 minutes)
Saturday, January 27
2:00 PM CT – NFL Total Access pre-game show (1 hour)
3:00 PM CT – 2007 Senior Bowl, Live (3 hours)
6:00 PM CT – NFL Total Access post-game show (1 hour)