MOBILE, Ala. - Baylor football seniors Antwan Goodley, Bryce Hager, Levi Norwood and Bryce Petty were four of 36 Big 12 athletes placed on the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl watch list, which was announced recently.
Goodley, a wide receiver, had an All-America season in 2013 with 71 catches for 1,339 yards and 13 touchdowns. This summer he has earned preseason All-America honors from six outlets and is a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection. Goodley enters 2014 having started 14 straight games and caught a pass in 17 consecutive contests. He has already been recognized on watch lists for the Biletnikoff, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose and Maxwell awards
Hager is a preseason All-American and preseason consensus All-Big 12 linebacker. In 2013, he played only nine games before suffering a season-ending injury. The Austin product still managed 71 tackles (46 solo, 2.5 for loss), one sack, 10 hurries, three breakups, one fumble recovery and one return TD. Hager has already been selected to watch lists for the Butkus Award (linebackers), Nagurski Trophy (defensive players), Bednarik Award (defensive players) and Rotary Lombardi Award (down lineman).
Norwood, an inside receiver, boasts a team-high 39 career games played and 13 career starts. A 2014 preseason All-Big 12 selection, Norwood currently owns a 27-game reception streak and six-game TD streak heading into 2014. He totaled 733 yards and eight TDs on 47 receptions. Earlier this summer, he appeared on the Paul Hornung Award watch list and the Biletnikoff Award watch list.
As the returning quarterback, Petty is also on watch lists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the Manning Award, the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year. On the field in 2013, the Midlothian, Texas, product led the Big 12 in passing yards (4,200, fourth nationally), total offense (339.2 yards/game, eighth nationally), passing touchdowns (32, 11th nationally), and rushing touchdowns (14, 19th nationally). He was named the preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, while getting preseason All-America nods from the Sporting News and Phil Steele.
The Senior Bowl's 2015 Watch List includes more than 350 student athletes from nearly every level of college football. These players will look to fill the 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation's premier all-star game. A player not on the initial list can be added to the watch list during the season and be invited to the 2015 game.
The 66th Reese's Senior Bowl will be played on January 24, 2015 at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium in front of a national television audience on NFL Network.
Baylor had two seniors selected to last season's game, Ahmad Dixon and Cyril Richardson. Dixon went on to be a seventh-round selection of the Dallas Cowboys, while Richardson was drafted in the fifth round by the Buffalo Bills.
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