Mobile, Ala—-This is the first of many job auditions for this year’s senior class. The 2023 Senior Bowl showcasing the nation’s best seniors headlined by a deep crop of running backs in this year’s game. The National team will have Illinois Fighting Illini Chase Brown on display. Brown coming off a remarkable season with 328 ATT 1,643 YDS 5.0 AVG 10 TDS. The projected third round pick has the opportunity to show the NFL scouts that he is good out the back field receiving—he can be a every down back with the increasing ability to block and understand pass protections.
The American team had back-to-back college football national championship running back Kenny Mcintosh from the Georgia Bulldogs. Mcintosh, in a loaded Bulldog backfield was still able to put up 149 ATT 829 YDS 5.6 AVG 10 TDS but more impressive was his ability to catch 43 receptions 505 yards 2 Tds. Mcintosh is reminiscent and sampler to Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders. 2023 NFL draft scouting report has McIntosh as a day two selection pick.
National Team Evan Hull (Northwestern) had a heavy volume of carries with five for 42 yards leading to the first points of the game, a field goal from Chad Ryland (Maryland). Like other all-star games, the practices are most valuable for the players success, Numerous amounts of check downs, running of the football as well as shuffling players in and out of the lineup. National QB Jake Haener was (5-10) for 60 yards.
American Team QB Clayton Tune (Houston) lit up the offense going (6-9) for 47 yards, and on defensive side of ball LB Aubrey Miller Jr. (Jackson State) showing off his range going side to side with 4 tackles and was around the ball carriers all game long.
The National Team scored the first touchdown of the game lead by Malik Cunningham (Louisville) a 1-yard TD run. Capped off with 2-points conversion pass to Tight End Payne Durham (Purdue) making the score 17-3 going into halftime in favor of the National Team.
Tyson Bagent from Division II Shepperd University for the American Team displayed incredible poise under pressure in the 2-minute drill, but the drive ended with a missed field goal. Bagent, the unknown DII QB made the most of his opportunity at this year’s senior bowl going (14-19) 105 yards passing and 1 interception.
The American Team scored their first touchdown of the game on defense, a pick six by Virginia Tech’s CB Chamarri Conner to cut into the National’s lead 20-10. Mike Wilson (Stanford) WR caught a huge touchdown to increase the lead to 27-10 National. Final score National Team 27- American team 10
National Team Standouts Ivan Pace Jr. (Cincinnati) 9 tackles, Daiyan Henley (Washington State) 5 tackles, Evan Hull (Northwestern) 10 carries 74 yards, Chase Brown (Illinois) 9 carries 40 yards, Jake Haener (Fresno State) 12/19 139 yards 1 td.
American Team standouts Aubrey Miller Jr (Jackson State) 6 Tackles, Chamarri Conner (Virginia Tech) 3 Tackles 1 ints, 1 td, Jalen Wayne (South Alabama) 5 rec 44 yards.
MVP OF THE 2023 SENIOR BOWL: Jake Haener (Fresno State) he was (12-19) for 139 yards 1 td.