The 2012 Senior Bowl announced its participants today. The game utilized its Twitter account to announce the selections by conference. From the Big East, the Senior Bowl has invited Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead and Connecticut defensive tackle Kendall Reyes. No other Big East players were selected as most Big East schools had small senior classes (which bodes well for Big East football in 2012).
Pead was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year for leading the conference in rushing and being the main cog in the Bearcats offense in 2011. Pead rushed for 1,259 yards and 12 touchdowns despite missing time with an injury and being keyed on by most teams once quarterback Zach Collaros went down with an ankle injury. Reyes was one of the most consistent and versatile defensive linemen in the Big East. At his size and with his quickness, Reyes bounced between defensive end and defensive tackle the past two seasons. Reyes and Pead both will likely be drafted in later rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft.
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