Jan. 15, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NFLPA/SMU) - The NFL Players Association has announced that SMU's Aaron Davis has committed to playing in this weekend's 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The Mustangs' Taylor Reed previously committed to the game.
The defensive tackle from Elsinore, Calif. will be one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on this Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Davis played in all 13 games for the Mustangs in 2012 and tallied 35 tackles on the year, including 18 solo and four for-loss. Three of the tackles came in the final game of his college career, SMU's 43-10 rout of Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl. In the bowl game, Davis recovered a fumble and returned it 23 yards, nearly scoring a TD. Davis was part of a Mustang senior class that won three bowl games and played in a school-record four bowls.
For one week preceding the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the union - the primary resource for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in post-football careers.
Pro-football players and coaching legends will work with the game's future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams. Player Ambassadors for the game include former NFL players Terrell Davis, Hank Baskett, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Lorenzo Neal and Andre Reed.