Louisiana Tech has Four Named to Senior Bowl Watch List

Aug. 23, 2012

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MOBILE, Ala. - Louisiana Tech added to its long list of football players on watch lists Thursday as four Bulldogs were named to the 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List.

Punter Ryan Allen, left tackle Oscar Johnson, right tackle Jordan Mills and wide receiver Quinton Patton were named to the list.

In all, Tech's four watch listees matches the rest of the athletes named to the list from the Western Athletic Conference. San Jose State had three players named while Utah State rounded out the league's selections with one.

The Senior Bowl will once again have a wide range of talent to choose from when selecting the top senior college football players for its annual showcase event. The nation's premier all-star game unveiled its first ever "Watch List" Thursday, highlighting 309 seniors and top NFL draft prospects from 114 different schools to keep an eye on during the 2012 college football season.

The top 100 seniors in the country will be invited to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, set for Saturday, January 26th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

"The Senior Bowl is very pleased to announce our first-ever `official' Watch List," Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage said. "We want both college and pro football fans to enjoy tracking the players on our list as they begin their journey towards the Senior Bowl and the 2013 NFL Draft. We have included prospects from almost every level of the college game and look forward to monitoring their progress throughout the upcoming season."

The Southeastern Conference, winners of the last six BCS National Championships, leads all conferences with 71 players on the list. Alabama, Georgia and Nebraska are all tied with the most players on the list with nine a piece.

Invitations for the 2013 Senior Bowl will be begin being extended in the next few weeks and continue throughout the 2012 season.

Tickets for the 2013 Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow @ LATechFB or @LATechPWalsh on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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