Nashville, Tenn. - The preseason honors keep rolling in for Tennessee State senior offensive lineman Rogers Gaines as he has been named to the first ever Senior Bowl watch list.
Gaines has played in 19 games the past two seasons. Last year, Gaines graded out 86 to 90 percent each game and finished with six pancakes per contest. He was also selected as a preseason second team All-American by Phil Steele Magazine as well as being named to the 2011 second team All-OVC.
The Goodlettsville native is the only offensive lineman from the Ohio Valley Conference selected and one of only four players from the OVC overall.
A total of 44 offensive lineman from around the nation were among the 309 players named to the list.
The top 100 seniors in the country will be invited to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, set for Saturday, January 26th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Appearing on the Watch List is not a requirement for a player to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention.
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