Tuesday, December 17, 2013

UConn's Shamar Stephen to play in Senior Bowl

UConn senior defensive tackle Shamar Stephen will be playing in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.

Stephen was one of UConn's captain and named the team MVP after leading the 3-9 Huskies with 10 tackles for loss, finishing third on the team in total tackles and registering three sacks.

It's the fourth straight year and fifth time in the last six years that a player from UConn has been selected to take part in the Senior Bowl.

Last year cornerbacks Dwayne Gratz, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, defensive end Trevardo Williams and linebacker Sio Moore all took part although Williams was injured during the practice week and his spot was taken by Moore. It was defensive lineman Kendall Reyes in 2012, linebacker Lawrence Wilson in 2011, lineman Will Beatty, defensive lineman Cody Brown and DB Darius Butler in 2009. In 205 linebacker Alfred Finger and quarterback Dan Orlovsky were the first two Huskies to play in the Senior Bowl in 2005..

He is the second UConn player who has accepted a spot in an all-star game as offensive tackle Jimmy Bennett will be playing in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C. on Jan. 11.

UConn's running backs coach and special teams coordinator Kermit Buggs tweeted that his best wishes to the UConn football family as it appears he is headed elsewhere as new coach Bob Diaco begins to put his staff together.

Buggs was on the Penn State staff from 2003-11 and spent the 2012 season at Lock Haven before coming to UConn when Clayton White took a position on the North Carolina State staff.


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