TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior linebacker Reggie Northrup will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. ET at the StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominquez Hills in Carson, Calif.
The game will air on ESPN2 and practices will be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN on Jan. 20 and 21.
The head coaches for the game will be Mike Martz and Mike Holmgren.
Northrup led Florida State in tackles for the second straight season in 2015, finishing with 94 stops to go along with three pass breakups, five quarterback hurries and one TFL. For his career, Northrup finished with 272 tackles and 8.5 TFLs over 54 games with 25 starts. He was a four-year contributor and was an integral part of a Seminoles’ program that won a school-record 49 games over the course of his career.
Florida State went to four consecutive BCS/New Year’s Six bowl games, including the 2013 National Championship, and won three straight ACC titles with Northrup on the squad.
A two-time All-ACC selection, Northrup had 122 tackles in 2014 – the most by a Seminole in 12 years. The Jacksonville, Fla., native rebounded from a knee injury suffered in the 2014 Rose Bowl to play in all 13 games in 2015.
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is the premier post-season all-star game for draft-eligible college players. The week-long schedule provides participants with a first-class professional experience while introducing them to the business of the National Football League.
Founded in 2012, the annual game gives prospective NFL players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. In 2015, scouts from every NFL club and other professional leagues attended the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl’s practices and game. Nearly 200 NFL Scouts, Player Personnel Staff, GMs and Head Coaches not only watched the live practices and game but also conducted player interviews and reviewed tape.
Participants in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl have the unique opportunity to network with and learn from current and former NFL players. These veterans give players first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field.