MOBILE, Ala. – Ole Miss’ Benito Jones has accepted an invite to participate in the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl, set for Jan. 25, in Mobile, Alabama.
In the coming weeks, the top 110 seniors and fourth-year junior graduates in the nation will form the rosters for the North and South squads. They will begin practices on Jan. 21 and play the 71st annual Reese's Senior Bowl game on Jan. 25, Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will be televised on NFL Network.
Jones, who just wrapped up his senior campaign for the Rebels, appeared in all 12 games in 2019, with 10 starts. He leads the SEC and ranks fourth nationally with 23 defensive stops at the nose tackle position.
The Waynesboro, Mississippi, native is tied for 10th in the SEC in tackles for loss (10.0) and No. 12 in sacks (5.5). Jones was an anchor in the middle for an Ole Miss defensive unit that helped limit three straight opponents to under 70 yards rushing for the first time in 20 seasons.
Jones wrapped up his Ole Miss campaign ninth all-time in tackles for loss (31.0) in 48 career games played.
The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier senior showcase event. Now in its 71st season, the event annually features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South who are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams.
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