WASHINGTON, D.C. – Texas Longhorns senior wide receiver Marquise Goodwin will play in the 2013 NFLPA
Collegiate Bowl, the NFL Players Association announced today.
The Garland, Texas star wide receiver will be one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing
in the all-star game on Saturday, January 19 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also
air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, January 17.
Goodwin has played in 49 games including 21
starts for the Longhorns at wide receiver and currently
ranks 11th on the Texas career receptions list (116) and sixth on the
school's career kickoff return yards list (985). He has amassed 2,644
all-purpose yards in his career. As a freshman in 2009, he posted 30
receptions (No. 3 on UT's freshman single-season
list) for 279 yards and a TD. The four-time member of UT's Athletics
Director's Honor Roll also earned national All-Academic honors from the
Goodwin is also a world-class track and
field Olympian who represented the United States in the long
jump at the 2012 Summer Games in London. Goodwin won the long jump
title at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (27.0425), the 2012 NCAA Outdoor
(27-0) and Indoor (25-04.75) Championships, the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor
(26-10.50) and Indoor (25-04.75) Championships, the
2011 U.S. Outdoor Championships (27-4), the 2011 Big 12 Outdoor
(26-9.75) and Indoor (26-7) Championships, the 2010 NCAA Outdoor
Championships (26-9), and the 2010 Big 12 Outdoor Championships
(26-0.75). He is also a two-time World Junior Champion (long jump,
4x100m) in track and field.
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
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