The Senior Bowl may get all of the recognition when it comes to college football all-star games, but this weekend is a pretty important one for a number of players hoping to catch the eyes of the NFL. The first of the three most notable college football all-star games will be played this weekend with the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kicking off in the Rose Bowl on Saturday evening.
Penn State offensive lineman Eric Wilson will be among those playing in the game, which is the only college all-star game directly connected with the NFL. Wilson will get one final chance to put on the pads and helmet and show what he can do against other talented players from across the college football spectrum as they hope to show NFL scouts they belong in the professional ranks.
Wilson started in 12 games for Penn State in 2021 after transferring to the program from Harvard. With the Crimson, Wilson played in 22 games from 2017 through 2019 (Harvard and the rest of the Ivy League did not play football in 2020 due to the pandemic).
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will air on NFL Network beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Wilson is the 10th player from Penn State to make an appearance in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Moving forward, the East-West Shrine Game will be played on Thursday, February 3 in Las Vegas. Linebacker Ellis Brooks and defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo each accepted invitations to play in the game.
The Senior Bowl is scheduled for next Saturday, February 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Tariq Castro-Fields, Arnold Ebiketie, Jesse Luketa, Jordan Stout, and Jahan Dotson have all accepted invites and are on the National team roster to be coached by the staff of the New York Jets.
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