Kentucky Wildcats center Jon Toth accepts Senior Bowl invitation

Jon Toth, who anchored Kentucky's offensive line that helped produce two 1,000-yard rushers and the Wildcats' first bowl-eligible season since 2010, has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

The senior center from Indianapolis will play in the prestigious college all-star game on Jan. 28, 2017, in Mobile, Ala.

On Saturday, Toth and the UK offensive line dominated arch-rival Louisville in a 41-38 road win over the No. 11 Cardinals. The Cats rolled up 581 yards of total offense, including 229 on the ground, and allowed no sacks of quarterback Stephen Johnson, who passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns.

Kentucky's rushing attack averaged 241.2 yards per game, the program's best mark in 40 years, and 5.5 yards per carry during the 2016 regular season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Toth helped pave the way for junior Boom Williams and freshman Benny Snell Jr. to each surpass the 1,000-yard mark, the first time in school history the Cats have had two players accomplish the achievement on the same team. 

Toth has made a national-best 47 consecutive starts at center for UK.

Off the field, Toth is a three-time SEC academic honor roll member and is on track to graduate in December with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a nominee for the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award, is an All-America and All-Southeastern Conference candidate and is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl invites the top 110 seniors and fourth-year junior graduates to participate in its practices, interview sessions, and game. They will begin practices on Jan. 28 and the 68th annual game will kick off at 1:30 CT/2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. ESPN2 and the NFL Network will broadcast live from the practices and the contest will be nationally-televised on the NFL Network.

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