In years past, the UConn Huskies football program wasn't sending anyone to the Senior Bowl. Over the years though that has changed.
This year, the Huskies will be sending three to the 2013 Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL.
Here's the release from UConn:
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut football seniors Dwayne Gratz (Piscataway, N.J.), Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Edinboro, Pa.) and Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) have accepted invitations to play in the Senior Bowl on January 26 in Mobile, Ala.
The three Huskies represent Connecticut a year after Kendall Reyes participated in the Senior Bowl and went on to become a second round pick in the NFL Draft.
Gratz and Wreh-Wilson, both redshirt-senior cornerbacks, were the backbone of the UConn secondary for the better part of the last four seasons. Both were second team All-BIG EAST selections this season, Gratz for a second time. He started 41 career games, while Wreh-Wilson started 39. In his final season, Gratz led Connecticut with three interceptions and finished with eight in his career, highlighted by a 46-yard pick returned for a touchdown against Oklahoma in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl.
Wreh-Wilson picked off one pass in his final season and it came in the third overtime against No. 18 Louisville to set up UConn’s game-winning field goal. He too collected eight career interceptions, totaling 171 return yards and ran back a pair for scores in 2010.
A first team All-BIG EAST selection this season and a second team pick a year ago, Williams entered the season on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and Nagurski Trophy. He totaled a team-high 11.5 sacks and led the league with 0.96 per game. Williams finished his four year career at Connecticut as the all-time leader in sacks with 30.5.
The Senior Bowl will take place at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 3:00 pm CT and will be televised live by the NFL Network.
For more information visit the Senior Bowl's official website HERE.