The Senior Bowl is an annual event that decides the best high school football players in America. The Senior Bowl is a football game in which NFL prospects make a final impression in front of NFL scouts, general managers and head coaches. It is an annual college football all-star game held in Mobile, Alabama every January. The Senior Bowl has been played nationally since 1950.
Oldest and most prestigious college football all-star game
The Senior Bowl is the oldest and most prestigious college football all-star game. It is played in January, after all of the bowl games are over, and has been played nationally since 1950, with only three exceptions.
The first game
The first game was held at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The event was moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1976 and has been played there since 1980. 1980 also marked the first time that it was called the Senior Bowl. In 2006, it became known as “Under Armour Presents The American Football Coaches Association’s Senior Bowl.” This change made players from all over the world eligible for participation in the game. This provided a unique opportunity for international players to be seen by NFL scouts and coaches. Some of these players include Kelvin Beachum (born in England).
When is the Senior Bowl 2017?
The 2017 edition
The 2017 edition of the Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 28th at 1pm EST. According to ESPN, about 60% of players who were drafted in 2016 played in the Senior Bowl. This draft had 51 selections which was a record for that year. Those 51 selections included nine players from Alabama colleges and four from Auburn University. This year’s event will include representatives from 26 colleges and universities. It will also include a record number of 24 players from 8 different countries including Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Thailand.
Who should watch it?
The Senior Bowl is a great opportunity for any high school football player to show off their skills and impress NFL scouts. It’s also a tremendous opportunity for NFL prospects to make a final impression before the draft. One only needs to look at the 60% of players who were drafted in 2016 and played in the Senior Bowl to see this. The Senior Bowl is also an opportunity for college coaches and fans to witness these impressive talents firsthand. The people who would watch it are those who want to see the best high school football players in America.
How to watch the game online
At the time of publication, the Senior Bowl was not streaming live on TV. However, there were several websites which offered live streams of the event. The NFL’s website had a free live stream with no login required; however it only displays one camera angle and doesn’t allow viewers to rewind or fast-forward. Yahoo! Sports Live also offered a free stream with more camera angles and better quality than YouTube’s official feed, but at the cost of having to watch pre-roll ads before and during playback.
Predictions for this year’s game
This year, it will be even harder for the teams to overcome their opponents because there is no clear-cut favorite to win. Any team has a chance because there are so many players with the skills and determination to win. One thing that separates this year’s gathering from last year’s is that there are more international players who will be participating.
There is no doubt that there will be plenty of talented players on display at this year’s Senior Bowl so don’t miss your chance to tune into.