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Georgia Southern DB J.J. Wilcox to play in Senior Bowl

Georgia Southern Eagles safety J.J. Wilcox will be the second player in program history to play in the Senior Bowl this January.

Sean Gardner

Georgia Southern Eagles safety J.J. Wilcox has been invited to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Jan. 26. He will be the second player in the program's history to participate in the annual game. The first one was former Eagles running back Adrian Peterson in 2002.

Wilcox is thrilled to be able to represent his school at this game:

"It's a great showcase to be able to show off Georgia Southern to the nation," Wilcox said. "It's a blessing. I was in the right spot at the right time. The coaches put me in a great position, and it's a blessing and a privilege just to be able to play."

Wilcox originally played offense for the Eagles his first three years with the team, accumulating 964 rushing yards. He moved to safety this season and and placed second on the team with 79 tackles and returned 27 kicks for 711 yards.

The Senior Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and will be attended by over 800 NFL general managers, coaches, scouts and other NFL figures. The game will feature some of the top NFL draft prospects in the north and the south. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on NFL Network.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.