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AAC players selected to participate in college football all star games

The next couple weeks will give players a chance to showcase their skills for NFL Teams

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

As we look towards the NFL Draft, there are multiple all star games that take place beforehand. Players get a chance to showcase their talent for scouts around the NFL in their attempt to get drafted by one of those teams. There were a few games already played, and one featured multiple AAC players. The Spiral Tropical Bowl was played this past weekend, and you can see the AAC participants below.

Spiral Tropical Bowl

DE Christian Johnson, Memphis

P Austin Barnes, ECU

RB Arkeel Newsom, UConn

LB Jayliyn Minor, Cincinnati

LB Junior Joseph, UConn

OT Kendall Calhoun, Cincinnati

TE Jordan Franks, UCF

WR Trevor Steinke, USF

S Jonathan Cook, Memphis

OT Na’Ty Rodgers, Houston

There are still multiple games remaining that feature top AAC Talent. These games are important for the players participating, because it gives them a chance to compete against numerous players from different conferences. Many of these AAC players aren’t watched as much as a Power 5 player playing in this game, so it gives them a chance to prove they can play the game well. Players like Haason Reddick from Temple started their late rise in the NFL Draft in games like these, so expect more names like his to come up.

Below are the games along with the times and dates they are played with the players participating form the AAC.

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Date: January 20th, 4pm E.T.

Location: The Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)

TV: Fox Sports 1

DT Antonio Guerd, UCF

DT Bruce Hector, USF

WR Davon Grayson, ECU

S Devin Abraham, USF

C Gabe Kuhn, Memphis

LB Genard Avery, Memphis

OT Korey Cunningham, Cincinnati

WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, USF

DE Adetarami Aruna, Tulane

WR Keith Kirkwood, Temple

CB Parry Nickerson, Tulane

OT Trey Rutherford, UConn

S Sean Chandler, Temple

East-West Shrine Game

Date: January 20th, 3pm E.T.

Location: Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, Florida)

TV: NFL Network

WR Steven Dunbar, Houston

DE Justin Lawler, SMU

CB Linden Stephens, Cincinnati

QB Riley Ferguson, Memphis

QB Quinton Flowers, USF

RB D’Ernest Johnson, USF

OT Aaron Evans, UCF-injured

DT Folorunso Fatukasi, UConn

DT Jamiyus Pittman, UCF

DT Deadrin Senat, USF

LB D.J. Palmore, Navy

CB Deatrick Nichols, USF

S Jamar Summers, UConn

Senior Bowl

Date: January 27th, 2:30 pm E.T.

Location: Ladd Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Alabama)

TV: NFL Network

LB Shaquem Griffin, UCF

WR Anthony Miller, Memphis

WR Tre’Quan Smith, UCF

The AAC produced some great talent for this years draft, and it will be interesting to see where each of these players ends up. Stay tuned later for NFL draft news and profiles from Underdog Dynasty as well!