Florida RB Mike Gillislee to participate in the Senior Bowl
Florida senior RB Mike Gillislee has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl. He joins Oregon RB Kenjon Barner and UCLA's Johnathan Franklin among the running backs who have accepted invitations.
This seaosn, Gillislee became the first Florida player to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in a season since Ciatrick Fason in 2004 (1,267). He also is the eighth Gator all-time to reach the 1,000-yard mark. He had five 100-yard rushing games this season.
Gillislee is among five players from Florida schools who are scheduled to play in the all-star game joining: QB EJ Manuel (FSU); DT Corey Grisson (USF); DT Everett Dawkins (FSU)( and K Dustin Hopkins (FSU).
The Senior Bowl will be held on Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. The game will be televised at 4 p.m. on the NFL Network.