Colonel Defensive End Noah Spence has accepted an invitation to play in the 67th Reese’s Senior Bowl at the end of January in Mobile, Ala. Spence was one of 22 players who accepted their invitation this week, pushing the total number of players to 71.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl will be played on January 30, 2016 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. It annually features the country’s best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams.
This year’s game will be televised live on the NFL Newtork with Kickoff set for 2:30 EST
Spence, the 2015 OVC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, made an immediate impact after transferring from Ohio State. He finished the regular season ranked fourth nationally in tackles for a loss (2.0/game), fifth in sacks (1.05/game) and 22nd in forced fumbles per game (0.27).
Overall the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native had 22.5 tackles for a loss and 11.5 sacks, the fourth-most in EKU single-season history. He also contributed 63 tackles (31 solo), 15 quarterback hurries, forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles. He had at least one sack in nine of 11 games including 2.5 combined in two games against FBS opponents. His play up front, which included seeing numerous double teams, helped EKU rank 15th nationally in rush defense (111.8 yards per game allowed).