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
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