Four Tigers Expected to Play in Senior Bowl

Four members of the Auburn's 9-2 football team are expected to be in Mobile next month for an all-star game.

Auburn, Ala.--At least four members of the Auburn football team are expected to play in the 2006 Senior Bowl All-Star Game.

The group includes All-American offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and linebacker Travis Williams along with receivers Devin Aromashodu and Anthony Mix.

The 57th annual Senior Bowl game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Jan. 28th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile and it will be televised by ESPN.

Last year four Tigers played in the game. The group included running back Carnell Williams, quarterback Jason Campbell, cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Junior Rosegreen. Williams is playing with the Tampa Bay Bucs while Campbell and Rogers are rookies with the Washington Redskins. Rosegreen tried to make the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent, but was cut.

McNeill, a 6-9, 338 left tackle from Decatur, Ga., is the 2005 winner of the Jacobs Trophy as the top blocker in the SEC. He has been named to two All-American teams and four All-SEC teams this week. He was one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy.

Anthony Mix has been a major contributor to the Tigers for four seasons.

Mix, a 6-5, 250 wide receiver, has 21 catches for 277 yards and two touchdowns this year. For his career he has 74 receptions for 999 yards. Mix is a player the pros will also look at as a possible tight end, a position he has also played for the Tigers. He has also been a standout performer on special teams.

If Mix adds another yard in Auburn's Capital One Bowl Game, he will give the Tigers four career 1,000-yard receivers, which is believed to be a first in SEC history on one team.

Aromashodu, a 6-2, 204-pounder from Miami, Fla., has 24 catches for 478 yards and four touchdowns this season. He is also averaging 24.6 yards per kickoff return. For his career he has 69 receptions for 1,317 yards and nine TDs with an impressive 19.1 yards average per reception.

Obomanu, 6-1, 205 from Selma, is second in Auburn history in TD receptions with 18. He has caught 28 passes for 295 yards and five scores this season.

Kickoff for the 2006 Senior Bowl from Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 3:00 p.m. on January 28, 2006.


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