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Bilal Powell headed to the Senior Bowl

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Louisville running back Bilal Powell has accepted an invitation to play in the 2011 Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. on Jan. 29. The game will kickoff at 3 p.m. and will be carried by the NFL Network.

Powell joins teammate Johnny Patrick, who accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious game last week.

The week-long practice that precedes the Senior Bowl is generally more significant than the game itself. The practices are attended by key NFL personnel (coaches, general managers, scouts, etc.), who oversee the players as possible prospects for pro football, as well as members of the media who keep tabs on the winners and losers from the week.

This is a terrific honor and opportunity for both Bilal and Johnny. Well deserved.