MOBILE, Ala – The road to the NFL runs through Mobile every year in the Senior Bowl. More than 100 of the best in college football gathered at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Saturday, in hopes of improving their professional draft stock.
Auburn and Alabama both had four players on the Senior Bowl South team roster; and both teams had all-star’s bring home some hardware.
Auburn’s defensive end, Dee Ford, had two sacks and a pass break-up, earning him the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl MVP.
“This is an honor; I owe this to the South squad though. We came together in only a matter of time, so it’s a big deal to me, but I really it to those guy,” said Ford of the award.
Alabama’s wide receiver, Kevin Norwood, was named the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl South team Most Outstanding player. Norwood caught four passes for 53 yards, and one touchdown.
“What a way to end a college career, to play your last game with the fans behind you, playing at home, with my family here – it was very exciting for me,” said Norwood.