- Frank Coyle's Blog
- College Football Mondays
- Ahead of the Curve
- NFL News
- College News
- Order Publication
Arkansas's D.J. Williams and Tennessee’s Luke Stocker Head Senior Bowl Tight End Group
TE Luke Stocker - Tennessee
The South squad tight ends in this year's Under Armour Senior Bowl will all be from the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee's Luke Stocker will join Alabama's Preston Dial and Arkansas' D.J. Williams on the South roster later this month after officially accepting an invitation to the senior showcase event. The 2011 game is set for 3pm (CT) on Saturday, January 29th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will be televised live by NFL Network.
D.J Williams was ranked #42 and Luke Stocker #48 among our Top 160 senior Pro Prospects in the December newsletter. Williams was nominated for the 1st team while Stocker was named 3rd team All-American offensive team by DraftInsiders.com
"Luke is a big target and has enjoyed a great career at Tennessee," Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. "He is a tremendous addition to our South roster and should do really well down here later this month in front of the top decision makers in the NFL."
Stocker enjoyed his best season yet for the Volunteers in 2010, setting career marks in receptions (39) and receiving yards (417). The Berea, Kentucky native finished the season with two touchdown catches, one of which came in the Vols' double-overtime loss to North Carolina in the Music City Bowl. Stocker was the only Vol to have a catch in every single game this season and had multiple catches in 11 of the team's13 games.
The 6-6, 253 pound tight end finished his career on a high note against the Tar Heels—matching a career- best with five catches and setting a career-high with 58 yards receiving. He was the team's third leading receiver in both receptions and yards this season.
Stocker started every game for the Vols in 2010 and wrapped up his career with 38 consecutive starts, which was tops on the team. He finished his career in Knoxville tied for first all-time in school history in games played (52). For his career, Stocker reeled in 85 catches for 956 yards and eight touchdowns.
Senior Bowl Invitation List
No. Name Position HT/WT School
TBA Bailey, Allen - DE - 6-4 / 285 - Miami
TBA Ballard, Christian - DL - 6-5 / 297 - Iowa
TBA Black, Ahmad - DB - 5-9 / 189 - Florida
TBA Bynes, Josh - LB - 6-2 / 235 - Auburn
TBA Carpenter, James - OL - 6-5 / 300 - Alabama
TBA Clayborn, Adrian - DE - 6-4 / 285 - Iowa
TBA Dalton, Andy - QB - 6-3 / 220 - TCU
TBA Devine, Noel - RB - 5-8 / 180 - West Virginia
TBA Dial, Preston - TE - 6-3 / 237 - Alabama
TBA Gilbert, Marcus - OL - 6-5 / 322 - Florida
TBA Hankerson, Leonard - WR - 6-3 / 205 - Miami
TBA Henry, Chas - P - 6-3 / 222 - Florida
TBA Hudson, Rodney - OL - 6-3 / 285 - Florida St.
TBA Ijalana, Ben - OL - 6-4 / 320 - Villanova
TBA Jernigan, Jerrel - WR - 5-9 / 184 - Troy
TBA Johnson, Ronald - WR - 6-0 / 185 - USC
TBA Kerley, Jeremy - WR - 5-10 / 192 - TCU
TBA Kerrigan, Ryan - DE - 6-5 / 265 - Purdue
TBA Love, DeMarcus - OL - 6-5 / 315 - Arkansas
TBA McElroy, Greg - QB - 6-3 / 225 - Alabama
TBA O'Dowd, Kristofer - OL - 6-5 / 300 - USC
TBA Pettis, Austin - WR - 6-3 / 203 - Boise St
TBA Ponder, Christian - QB - 6-3 / 227 - Florida St
TBA Pouncey, Mike - OL - 6-4 / 310 - Florida
TBA Stanzi, Ricky - QB - 6-4 / 230 - Iowa
TBA Stocker, Luke - TE - 6-6 / 253 - Tennessee
TBA Szczur, Matt - WR - 5-11 / 205 - Villanova
TBA Williams, D.J. - TE - 6-2 / 251 - Arkansas
TBA Wright, Shareece - CB - 5-11 / 185 - USC
TBA Young, Titus - WR - 5-11 / 175 - Boise St
TBA Ziemba, Lee - OL - 6-8 / 319 - Auburn
Tickets for the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), all area Food For Less locations, select Regions Bank locations, online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109
Frank Coyle writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe, etc. He is a voter for weekly Team and Player Awards