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Herd's Hoskins to play in Senior Bowl

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Ma rshall tight end Gator Hoskins has been invited to participate in the Senior Bowl scheduled Saturday at Ladd-Peebes Stadium in Mobile Ala. Game time is 4 p.m. and the game will be televised live on the NFL Network.

This is Marshall's third Senior Bowl invitation in as many years. Defensive end Vinny Curry (Philadelphia Eagles) went in 2012 and wide receiver Aaron Dobson (New England Patriots) played last year.

A two-time John Mackey Award Watch List honoree, Hoskins secured a spot on the award's semifinalist list as a senior.

A third-team CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American and first-team All-Conference USA selection, the Gainesville, Fla. native finished his career with 28 touchdowns in 99 receptions (1,318 yards). The only player in Herd history to top Hoskins' 28.3 percent touchdown-catches ratio was Randy Moss (31.5 percent on 168 receptions, 53 touchdown catches). Hoskins' 28 touchdown catches rank third in Herd history (Moss 53, Darius Watts 47).

Hoskins finished with 15 touchdown catches as a senior (fifth-most at Marshall for a single season), a total that was tied for third nationally and the most among tight ends by seven.

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