3 PSU players in Senior Bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK – A trio of Penn State standouts are set to play in today’s 66th Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Safety Adrian Amos, defensive end Deion Barnes and offensive tackle Donovan Smith will suit up for the North squad in the prestigious contest.

Linebacker Mike Hull participated in Senior Bowl activities through Thursday, but will not play in the game.

Hull underwent a minor procedure on his knee a few weeks ago, after the Nittany Lions’ season, and had hoped to compete in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. He had some swelling, however, which ended his hopes of playing.

Kickoff for the Senior Bowl is slated for 4 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. NFL Network will televise the contest.

Penn State’s four players in Mobile this week were tied for the second-highest total among all colleges and universities. Auburn had six Senior Bowl invitees, while Penn State, Alabama and Miami (Fla.) had four apiece.

The four invitees are the most for Penn State since five Nittany Lions were invited to the 2003 Senior Bowl. The last time three Nittany Lions played in the Senior Bowl was in the 2012 contest.

A total of 32 Penn State players have been selected to play in the Senior Bowl in the last 15 years and 112 all-time