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Senior Bowl Week Begins With Weigh-in and Practices

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Senior Bowl Week Begins With Weigh-in and Practices
Updated 1/23

The premier All-star game, the Senior Bowl begins today with updated rosters for their 2018 games and the official Weigh-in and practices. This All-star game has been cornerstone during the postseason where hundreds of scouts evaluate the nation’s top pro prospects for the NFL Draft. Th Senior bowl roster annually dominates the NFL Draft seven rounds and has a long legacy of alumni with many of them having gone to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Houston Texans and Denver Broncos have been selected to coach the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl, set for January 27 in Mobile, Ala.

"We are thrilled to have the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos as the two coaching staffs for our game," said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage.

Photo - RB Royce Freeman - Oregon

The Texans, led by their fourth-year head coach Bill O'Brien, will guide the South team, while Vance Joseph, in his first year as head coach of the Broncos, will guide the North.

"Both organizations are well respected across the National Football League and it is our honor to welcome them to Mobile," Savage said.

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Houston has coached in the Senior Bowl one previous time, in 2003 under Dom Capers.

It finished the 2017 season with a record of 4-12 and would have picked fourth in this year's draft, however, that pick was traded to the Browns.

strong>Senior Bowl Teams - Practice Schedule

Tuesday, January 23
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (South)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (North)

Wednesday, January 24
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (North)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (South)

Thursday, January 25
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (North)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (South)

* All Practices Open To Public at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Denver was 5-11 this season and will pick fifth in the draft. The Broncos have coached in the Reese’s Senior Bowl six times, going 2-2-2 in those games.

“We jumped at the opportunity for the Broncos to work the Senior Bowl,” Broncos’ President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway said. “On both the coaching and personnel sides, the experience gives us a chance to meet these prospects and get to know them on and off the field. The Senior Bowl has a great tradition and we are excited to be a part of it.”

“The Senior Bowl provides our staff an up-close look at some of the top prospects in this year’s draft,” said Joseph, who in 13 years of coaching in the NFL has coached in the Senior Bowl three times, all as an assistant with the 49ers (2006-2008). “Having coached the Senior Bowl in the past, it’s a tremendous evaluation tool spending all week with these players in a variety of group and individual settings.

Joseph, 45, jumped into coaching after a brief NFL career, serving as an assistant at the University of Colorado, Wyoming and Bowling Green before moving up the NFL where he was a defensive backs coach for the 49ers, Texans and Bengals over a 10-year stretch. After one year as a defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins, he earned his first head coaching job with the Broncos.

Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage and staff have assembled another talented group of pro prospects. Currently, the Senior Bowl staff has over 100 acceptances from the nation’s top prospects for their January week long event.
For Complete Senior Bowl info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

Players will arrive by Jan. 22 to begin practices the next day. The 69th Reese’s Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT.

Both the NFL Network and ESPN will televise the practices during the week and NFL Network will carry the game live on Saturday.

Frank Coyle and staff of DraftInsiders.com will attend the Senior Bowl for the Monday weigh-in and week long practices. Scouting info including updates and in depth Senior Bowl Game and Practice evaluation will be in the early February Newsletter. January Newsletter (19 pages) available now.

Wyoming's QB Josh Allen Accepts Invitation to Play in 2018 Senior Bowl

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QB Josh Allen Accepts Invitation to Play in 2018 Senior Bowl

University of Wyoming QB Josh Allen accepted an invitation to play in this year’s Senior Bowl to be played in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 27. The game will be televised on NFL Network and is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 p.m., Mountain Time. ESPNU and NFL Network will broadcast practices from the Senior Bowl week, which will run Jan. 23-27.

Photo - QB Josh Allen - Wyoming

Allen graduated in December 2017 after completing his junior season at Wyoming in 2017. He declared for the 2018 NFL Draft immediately after leading the Wyoming Cowboys to a 37-14 victory in the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He is rated as one of this year’s top quarterback prospects by Frank Coyle of DraftInsiders.com. Allen is eligible to play in the Senior Bowl by virtue of completing his degree in social science from UW this past December.

Allen led the Cowboys to an 8-5 record in 2017 and a victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. As a redshirt sophomore in 2016, he guided the Cowboys to an 8-6 record, a spot in the 2016 Mountain West Conference Championship Game and a berth in the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. He also led the Cowboys to wins over two Top 25 teams in the 2016 season.

Allen was named to numerous college football award watch lists this past season, including the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List, Manning Award Watch List, Maxwell Award Watch List and Walter Camp Award Watch List. Allen was invited to and attended the Manning Passing Academy in the summer of 2017.

In his two seasons as Wyoming’s starting QB, Allen accounted for 5,833 yards of total offense and was responsible for 57 TDs passing, rushing and receiving. He ended his Wyoming career with 5,066 passing yards and 44 TD passes. He also rushed for 767 yards during his college career and scored 12 rushing touchdowns.
At the time of Allen’s acceptance of his invitation to this year’s Senior Bowl, he became the eighth and final quarterback on the 2018 Senior Bowl rosters. The other seven QBs who have accepted invitations are: Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma St, Luke Falk of Washington St, Kurt Benkert of Virginia, Kyle Lauletta of Richmond, Brandon Silvers of Troy and Mike White of Western Kentucky. The coaching staffs of the Denver Broncos (North) and Houston Texans (South) will coach this year’s Senior Bowl teams.

More information on this year’s Senior Bowl may be found at: https://www.seniorbowl.com/

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He 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 does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Alabama Sends Six Players to Senior Bowl 2018

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Alabama Sends Six Players to Senior Bowl 2018
Senior Bowl Roster Grows to 104 Pro Prospects

Six players from Alabama will follow up their appearance in the national championship game with a trip to Mobile later this month.

Linebackers Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton, cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Levi Wallace, defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand and punter JK Scott have all accepted invitations to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl. Hamilton, who is injured, will only participate in off-field activities during the week.

The five who will participate fully during the week will face Georgia on Monday in the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

"We're so pleased to have six seniors from Alabama, who are part of the all-time winningest class in college football history," said Phil Savage, the Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl. "We know it's always exciting for our local fans to have access to Alabama and Auburn players, as well as those from our local area."

Auburn's four players in the game, announced a few weeks ago, are linebacker Tre' Williams, safety Tray Matthews, kicker Daniel Carlson and long snapper Ike Powell.

Photo – LB Rashaan Evans - Alabama

Three other standouts from the Mobile-Pensacola area will join Williams at the Reese's Senior Bowl: Southern Miss running back Ito Smith (Mobile), South Alabama safety Jeremy Reaves (Pensacola) and Troy QB Brandon Silvers (Orange Beach).

Executive Director Phil Savage and Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo along with their staff have once again assembled another impressive strong group of college players to be considered as the top pro prospects for the NFL Draft. The Senior Bowl will post updated accepted invitations thru the 2018 postseason as they continue to be the premier postseason All-Star week that has a tremendous impact on the pro prospect rankings entering the NFL Draft 2018.
For the Complete Senior Bowl List go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

Look at the six Alabama Players who accepted Invitations (alphabetical):
Anthony Averett, CB - Speedy cover corner in his second year as a starter. Has seven pass breakups to go along with 42 tackles.

Rashaan Evans, LB - Speedy, instinctual leader of the linebacker corps who can come from the middle or off the edge. Leads the team with 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks.

Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB - Preseason Butkus Award watch lister suffered season-ending knee injury vs. LSU. Was second on the team with 40 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss.

Da’Shawn Hand, DE - Powerful defensive lineman playing inside and outside. Has recorded three sacks and a fumble recovery while being the lone senior on a defensive line holding opponents to 2.7 yards per carry.

JK Scott, PT - Ray Guy Award finalist and all-time Alabama record-holder for punting yards. Outstanding hang times with only four allowed returns for a total of five yards in 2017. Also serves as the kick-off man.

Levi Wallace, CB - Former walk-on did not see action his first two years before earning a scholarship as a junior and becoming a big contributor as a starter in 2017. Leads the team with 14 pass breakups.

The six Alabama players push the Reese's Senior Bowl roster to 104, with several more commitments expected this week. The roster will eventually grow to around 110 players as the game builds the North-South rosters for the nation's premier college football All-Star game and pre-draft event.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He 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 does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Games Add Top Talent for Postseason Events

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Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Games Fill Rosters with Top Talent for the NFL Draft 2018

The two major All-star games, the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game updated rosters for their 2018 games this week. Each of these All-star games have been cornerstone postseason weeks that evaluate the nation’s top pro prospects for the NFL Draft. These two rosters dominate the NFL Draft seven rounds annually and have long legacies of alumni with many of them having gone to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Photo - QB Mason Rudolph - Oklahoma St

Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage and staff have assembled another talented group of pro prospects. Currently, the Senior Bowl staff has accepted 94 invitations from the nation’s top prospects for their January week long event.
Senior Bowl Game - Jan 27, 2018 Mobile, Alabama - 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in- Practices - Monday Jan 22nd thru Thursday Jan 25th
For Complete Senior Bowl info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

East-West Director Harold Richardson and staff has assembled another strong group of pro prospects. Currently, the East-West Shrine Game has accepted 95 invitations for this classic game.
Jan. 20 - East-West Shrine - St. Petersburg, Florida - 3 pm est - NFL Network
For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

As usual, Frank Coyle and staff of DraftInsiders.com will be at both events, in addition to other All-star events like the NFLPA. These events have become the vital final playing evaluation part of the scouting process. The NFL Combine and school Pro Days follow the final football action as the talent evaluation becomes the Olympic part of the analyses. Individual visits to NFL teams take part in April as each club completes the extensive scouting process prior to the three day NFL Draft.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He 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 does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Senior Bowl 2018 Watch List - Running Backs & Fullbacks

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Senior Bowl 2018 Watch List
Running Backs & Fullbacks

The Senior Bowl's 2018 Watch List includes more than 400 student athletes from nearly every level of college football. These are the players who we are looking to fill the 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation's premier all-star game. A player not on the initial list can be added to the watch list during the season and be invited to the 2018 game. Here's a look at the top seniors to keep an eye on this season:

Executive Director Phil Savage and Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo along with their staff have once again assembled another impressive strong group of college players to be considered as the top pro prospects for the NFL Draft. The Senior Bowl will post updated watch lists thru the 2017 season and postseason as they continue to be the premier postseason All-Star week that has a tremendous impact on the pro prospect rankings entering the NFL Draft 2018.

Photo - RB Nick Chubb - Georgia

For the Complete Senior Bowl Watch List go to
https://www.seniorbowl.com/watch-list-profiles.php

Running Backs
Kalen Ballage - Arizona State - 6-3 230 Pac-12
Mike Boone - Cincinnati - 5-10 205 AAC
D'Angelo Brewer - Tulsa - 5-9 190 AAC
James Butler - Iowa - 5-9 210 Big Ten
Martez Carter - Grambling State - 5-9 205 FCS
Nick Chubb - Georgia - 5-10 225 SEC
Jordan Chunn - Troy - 6-1 235 Sun Belt
Jarred Craft - Louisiana Tech - 6-0 213 C-USA
Justin Crawford - West Virginia - 6-0 200 Big 12
Chase Edmonds - Fordham - 5-9 205 FCS
Keith Ford - Texas A&M - 5-11 215 SEC
Jarvion Franklin - Western Michigan - 6-0 225 MAC
Royce Freeman - Oregon - 6-0 238 Pac-12
Ja'Quan Gardner - Humboldt State - 5-7 205 Division II
Kyle Hicks - TCU - 5-10 210 Big 12
Jordan Huff - Northern Illinois - 5-10 218 MAC
Justin Jackson - Northwestern - 5-11 200 Big Ten
D'Ernest Johnson - South Florida - 5-10 208 AAC
Ray Lawry - Old Dominion - 5-10 204 C-USA
Phillip Lindsay - Colorado - 5-8 190 Pac-12
Sony Michel - Georgia - 5-11 215 SEC
Rashaad Penny - San Diego State - 5-11 220 MW
Demario Richard - Arizona State - 5-10 219 Pac-12
Larry Rose III - New Mexico State - 5-11 195 IND
Ito Smith - Southern Mississippi - 5-9 195 C-USA
Roc Thomas - Jacksonville St. - 5-11 193 FCS
Akrum Wadley - Iowa - 5-11 191 Big Ten
Tre Watson - California - 5-11 205 Pac-12
Ralph Webb - Vanderbilt - 5-10 202 SEC
Darrel Williams - LSU - 6-1 229 SEC

Fullbacks
Nick Bawden - San Diego State - 6-3 245 MW
Dimitri Flowers - Oklahoma - 6-2 247 Big 12
Khalid Hill - Michigan - 6-2 263 Big Ten
Daniel Marx - Stanford - 6-2 255 Pac-12
J.D. Moore - LSU - 6-4 236 SEC
Christian Payne - Georgia - 6-1 242 SEC
Jaylen Samuels - North Carolina State - 5-11 228 ACC
Nick Sharga - Temple - 6-2 240 AAC
Elijah Wellman - West Virginia - 6-1 241 Big 12

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He 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 does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Senior Bowl 2018 Pro Prospect Watch List - Quarterbacks

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Senior Bowl 2018 Watch List
Quarterbacks

The Senior Bowl's 2018 Watch List includes more than 400 student athletes from nearly every level of college football. These are the players who we are looking to fill the 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation's premier all-star game. A player not on the initial list can be added to the watch list during the season and be invited to the 2018 game. Here's a look at the top seniors to keep an eye on this season:

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Executive Director Phil Savage and Scouting coordinator Patrick Woo along with their staff have once again assembled another impressive strong group of college players to be considered as the top pro prospects for the NFL Draft. The Senior Bowl will post updated watch lists thru the 2017 season and postseason as they continue to be the premier postseason All-Star week that has a tremendous impact on the pro prospect rankings entering the NFL Draft 2018.

For the Complete Senior Bowl Watch List go to
https://www.seniorbowl.com/watch-list-profiles.php

Photo - QB Luke Falk - Washington State

Quarterbacks
Austin Allen - Arkansas -6 -1 215 SEC
Kevin Anderson - Fordham - 6-2 215 FCS
J.T. Barrett - Ohio State - 6-2 220 Big Ten
Kurt Benkert - Virginia - 6-4 215 ACC
Kyle Bolin - Rutgers - 6-2 212 Big Ten
Jeremiah Briscoe - Sam Houston State - 6-3 225 FCS
Max Browne - Pittsburgh - 6-5 230 ACC
Luke Falk - Washington State - 6-4 223 Pac-12
Riley Ferguson - Memphis - 6-4 210 AAC
Quinton Flowers - South Florida - 6-0 210 AAC
Brandon Harris - North Carolina - 6-3 220 ACC
Richard Lagow - Indiana - 6-6 240 Big Ten
Taylor Lamb - Appalachian State - 6-2 200 Sun Belt
Kyle Lauletta - Richmond - 6-3 215 FCS
Matt Linehan - Idaho - 6-3 239 Sun Belt
Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma - 6-1 220 Big 12
John O'Korn - Michigan - 6-4 215 Big Ten
Peter Pujals - Holy Cross - 6-2 213 FCS
Brogan Roback - Eastern Michigan - 6-3 218 MAC
Mason Rudolph - Oklahoma State - 6-5 230 Big 12
Brandon Silvers - Troy - 6-3 219 Sun Belt
Nick Stevens - Colorado State - 6-3 215 MW
Hunter Wells - Youngstown State - 6-5 215 FCS
Mike White - Western Kentucky - 6-4 225 C-USA
Logan Woodside - Toledo - 6-2 210 MAC

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He 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 does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Senior Bowl 2017 - Players to Watch in All-star Game

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Senior Bowl 2017 – Players to Watch in All-star Game

Senior Bowl 2017 week reaches its showcase event today with the premier All-star game of the postseason. Once again, Executive Director Phil Savage assembled an excellent group of pro prospects for the North and South squads in the changing player environment. Several second tier prospects emerged as rising NFL hopefuls in front of hundreds of pro evaluators.

Photo - WR Zay Jones - East Carolina

The small college ranks were well represented in Mobile at a game that historically has showcased future NFL stars from the lower levels of play. Wideout Cooper Kupp of Eastern Washington and DE Tanoh Kpassagnon of Villanova were very impressive over the practices and will be center stage today. They hope to the next small college prospects to shine in the Senior Bowl that has produced small college Pro Bowlers, including runner David Johnson and QB Joe Flacco in recent years. Historically, the Senior Bowl game highlighted future HOF, runner Walter Payton of Jackson St. in 1975 and DT 'Mean' Joe Green of North Texas in 1969 in this All-star game. Both players earned #1 draft selections of the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers and became vital to their Super Bowl titles over their illustrious careers.

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Senior Bowl Week
Offensive Player of Practices - WR Zay Jones - East Carolina
Defensive Player of Practices - LB Hasson Reddick - Temple

Key Players to Watch in Senior Bowl Game
Offensive Players

QB Davis Webb - 6-5, 230 - California
QB Nathan Peterman - 6-2, 225 - Pittsburgh
QB Antonio Pipkin - 6-1, 225 - Tiffin (Oh.)
RB Matt Dayes - 5-9, 210 - N.C. St.
RB Corey Clement - 5-10, 220 - Wisconsin
RB Kareem Hunt - 5-11, 210 - Toledo
RB Jamaal Williams - 6-0, 210 - BYU
WR Zay Jones - 6-0, 200 - East Carolina
WR Cooper Kupp - 6-2, 195 - Eastern Washington
WR Amara Darboh - 6-2, 215 - Michigan
WR Trent Taylor - 5-9, 180 - Louisiana Tech
TE Mike Roberts - 6-4, 260 - Toledo
TE O.J. Howard - 6-6, 250 - Alabama
TE Evan Engram - 6-3, 230 - Mississippi
T Taylor Moton - 6-5, 330 - Western Michigan
OG Danny Isidora - 6-4, 310 - Miami (Fl.)
OG Dion Dawkins - 6-4, 310 - Temple
OG Kyle Kalis - 6-4, 310 - Michigan

Rosters http://www.seniorbowl.com/rosters-2017.php
Weigh-in Monday - January 23

Defensive Players
DE Jordan Willis - 6-3, 260 - Kansas St
DE Tanoh Kpassagnon - 6-7, 280 - Villanova
DE Daeshon Hall - 6-5, 265 - Texas A&M
DE Tarell Basham - 6-3, 260 - Ohio
DT Montravious Adams - 6-2, 310 - Auburn
DT Eddie Vanderdoes - 6-3, 320 - UCLA
DT Jaleel Johnson - 6-4, 310 - Iowa
DT Stevie Tu’IKolovatu - Southern Cal
LB Hasson Reddick - 6-2, 230 - Temple
LB Alex Anzalone - 6-3, 240 - Florida
LB Connor Harris - 5-11, 240 - Lindenwood (Mo.)
CB Damontae Kazee - 5-10, 180 - San Diego St
CB Rasul Douglas - 6-2 205 - West Virginia
CB Jourdan Lewis - 5-10, 180 - Michigan
S Obi Melifonwu - 6-4, 220 - UConn
S Lorenzo Jerome - 5-10, 205 - Saint Francis (Pa.)

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