Seniors Invited To NFL Combine And Several All-Star Games

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STARKVILLE, Miss. - As members of the winningest senior class in over a decade, several Mississippi State football outgoing seniors have been invited to the NFL Combine, while also being selected to participate in various college football all-star games across the country.

All-American defensive back Johnthan Banks, All-SEC corner Darius Slay and defensive lineman Josh Boyd have been invited to the NFL Combine, which will take place Feb. 20-26, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind. There, the Bulldogs will showcase their talents in front of league coaches, general managers and personnel directors with hopes of hearing their name called in April's NFL Draft.

NFL Combine Information

Banks, the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award winner, will also partake in the 2013 Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Practices in the week leading up to the game are attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 NFL teams. The NFL Network will televise the game live on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. CT.

Senior Bowl Game Information

Boyd will join All-SEC wide receiver Chad Bumphis at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, for the 88th annual East-West Shrine game. Since 1925, the game has established itself as the longest-running college football all-star game. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on the NFL Network. In addition, fans can listen to the game live here.

East-West Shrine Game Information

All-SEC linebacker Cameron Lawrence will participate in the 2013 RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic, to be held Jan. 19, 2013 in Montgomery, Ala., at Cramton Bowl. Practices from Jan. 14-18 are open to the public, with the Jan. 19 game kicking off at 2 p.m. CT on the CBS Sports Network.

College Football All-Star Classic Game Information.

Templeton Hardy and Shane McCardell will play in the NFLPA Bowl, which is to obe played Jan. 19 on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. CT.

NFLPA Bowl Game Information

As more invitations to the combine and additional invites to all-star games come available, this page will be updated. For up to the minute information on the MSU football program, follow the Bulldogs on Twitter at @MStateFB and like the team on Facebook at

NFL Combine Invites

Johnthan Banks, DB

Josh Boyd, DL

Darius Slay, DB

Senior Bowl

Johnthan Banks, DB

East-West Shrine Game

Chad Bumphis, WR

Josh Boyd, DL

College Football All-Star Classic

Cameron Lawrence, LB


Templeton Hardy

Shane McCardell


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