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Woodrum Invited to 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

December 9, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Woodrum Invited to 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Liberty senior quarterback Josh Woodrum was one of 19 players recently announced as receiving an invitation to participate in the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be played on Jan. 23 at the StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. The fifth-annual event will kick off at 6 p.m. (EST) and will air on ESPN2. Practice sessions on Jan. 20 and 21 will also air on ESPNU.

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl experience is much more than a game for the participating players. For one week, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to their future union.

The NFLPA, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, is the primary resource for players for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in their post-football careers.

Woodrum will be the first Liberty football player to participate in the event. In recent years, Liberty also has had players participate in the College Gridiron Showcase (Dominique Davis, 2014), FCS Senior Bowl (Justin Gunn, 2012), Hula Bowl (Stephen Sene, 2008), Medal of Honor Bowl (Walt Aikens, 2013; Jacob Hagen, 2014) and the Senior Bowl (Rashad Jennings, 2009; Walt Aikens, 2013).

Woodrum finished his career as the program's all-time record holder in passing yards (10,266), completions (833) and attempts (1,304). The native of Roanoke, Va., also completed his career with 61 touchdown passes, which ranks second on Liberty's all-time list.

The three-time All-Big South selection (second team, 2013, 2014 and 2015) set a program record and ranks second in Big South history with 10,690 total offensive yards.

Woodrum posted six of his 14 career 250-yard passing games during his senior season, including Liberty's 2015 finale when the senior led the Flames to a 24-21 win over No. 4 Coastal Carolina during his final career game.

Recent Invitees to the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl:
Robby Anderson, wide receiver, Temple
Josh Atkinson, cornerback, Azusa Pacific
Adrian Bellard, offensive lineman, Texas State
Ben Braunecker, tight end, Harvard
Donte Deayon, cornerback, Boise State
DeAndre Elliott, cornerback, Colorado State
Davanté Harris, offensive tackle, Appalachian State
Farrington Huguenin, defensive lineman, Kentucky
Prince Charles Iworah, cornerback, Western Kentucky
Matt Johnson, quarterback, Bowling Green
Tre Madden, running back, USC
Helva Matungulu, defensive tackle, Western Carolina
Mekale McKay, wide receiver, Cincinnati
Doug Middleton, free safety, Appalachian State
Greg Milhouse, defensive tackle, Campbell
Kalan Reed, cornerback, Southern Mississippi
Winston Rose, cornerback, New Mexico State
Aaron Wallace, outside linebacker, UCLA
Josh Woodrum, quarterback, Liberty