USF's Hall Readies to Play at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 24) – USF running back Andre Hall is among the 100 top senior NFL draft prospects who are participating in the 2006 Senior Bowl this week in Mobile, Alabama.

Hall is a member of the Senior Bowl's South squad, which is being coached by San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan and his staff. Hall broke his own USF single season rushing record with 1,374 yards in 2005. He also broke his own rushing touchdown record with 13.

Senior Bowl players will have one practice session per day during the week – January 23-27 -- capped off by the 57th annual Senior Bowl game on Saturday, January 28. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. and the contest will be nationally-televised by ESPN.

ESPN and the NFL Network are also televising Senior Bowl practices this year. ESPN's telecasts air from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday of the week, while the NFL Network will televise three 90-minute shows on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the week, as well as a 30-minute wrap-up show airing in prime time on Monday through Wednesday. All times are central, and a complete Senior Bowl TV schedule is listed at the bottom of this story.

The Senior Bowl is the nation's premier pre-draft showcase, annually featuring the top senior NFL draft prospects on teams coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams.

Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher and his staff is coaching the North squad in this year's game.

Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 700 NFL general managers, head coaches, scouts and other front office personnel each year.

In 2005, ten Senior Bowlers were chosen in the first-round of the NFL Draft and 83 players were drafted overall. Ninety-five percent of last year's Senior Bowl players made active rosters in the NFL in 2005, including the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year – running back Cadillac Williams of Tampa Bay.

Over 560 former Senior Bowl players were on active rosters in the NFL in 2005. Twenty-six former Senior Bowlers were named to rosters for this year's NFL Pro Bowl game including the league's MVP, running back Shaun Alexander of the Seahawks, and Bears' linebacker Brian Urlacher, the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.

The Senior Bowl is also a non-profit, charity event that, together with its charitable partner Food World, distributed over $1.2 million to charities in 2005.

For more information, visit the bowl's website at www.seniorbowl.com


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