College football | Ohio State will have 5 players in Senior Bowl

Joey Kaufman
Wide receiver Austin Mack is among five former Ohio State players on the rosters for the Senior Bowl on Saturday. [Joshua A. Bickel]

Ohio State has five of its former players on the rosters for the Senior Bowl this week, equaling its highest participation in the college all-star game in nearly two decades.

Among the Buckeyes who are slated to participate, wide receiver Austin Mack will be on the South team, while four more are with the North team, including defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton, linebacker Malik Harrison, wide receiver K.J. Hill and offensive guard Jonah Jackson.

The rosters were finalized on Monday.

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Coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals will coach the South team, while those from the Detroit Lions will lead the North team.

The Buckeyes last featured more than five players in the Senior Bowl in 2004 when they had six participating with safety Will Allen, defensive tackle Tim Anderson, offensive guard Adrien Clarke, offensive tackle Shane Olivea, center Alex Stepanovich and wide receiver Michael Jenkins.

They also had five players participate in 2016.

Hill and Mack were two of Ohio State’ top pass catchers last season, while Hill led the team with 57 receptions for 636 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 201 career receptions are also a school record.

Harrison had a team-high 75 tackles last season, while Hamilton was a key presence on the defensive line and finished with six sacks, the second most behind Chase Young, who had 16.5 sacks to set the school single-season record.

Jackson started at left guard in his one season at Ohio State after transferring from Rutgers.

The Senior Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Mobile, Alabama, and airs on the NFL Network.


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