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2019 Senior Bowl Roster Release: South Offense


Here's a look at the offensive participants for the South team (alphabetical by last name) in the 70th Reese's Senior Bowl:



Will Grier, West Virginia: Grier ranked third in FBS in 2018 with an NCAA passer rating of 175.5, and his 351.3 passing yards per game ranked second. He had 71 touchdown passes against 20 interceptions in the past two seasons. Grier ranked ninth in FBS in 2018 with 3,864 total passing yards.

Tyree Jackson, Buffalo: Jackson completed 533 of 955 passes (55.8 percent) for 6,999 yards with 49 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in 33 games with Buffalo. He added 757 yards and 16 scores on 201 rush attempts. He ranked 28th in FBS with 3,131 passing yards and 13th with 13.92 yards per completion in 2018.

Gardner Minshew II, Washington State: After transferring from East Carolina, Minshew ranked second in FBS with 4,779 passing yards in 2018, completing 468 of 662 passes, an average of 36.0 completions per game, which led FBS.

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn: Stidham totaled 48 touchdown passes and just 13 interceptions in the past three seasons. He ranked ninth in FBS in completion percentage in 2017, but his rate dropped to 60.7 percent in 2018.

Clayton Thorson, Northwestern: (initially listed as participant, but not on roster) Thorson ranked 21st in FBS with 21.36 completions per game in 2018 and 24th with 3,183 total passing yards. He finished his career with 61 touchdown passes and 45 interceptions.


Tyre Brady, Marshall: Brady transferred from Miami to Marshall in 2017 and led the team in receptions (62) and yards (942). He followed by posting 71 receptions for 1,002 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018.

Travis Fulgham, Old Dominion: Fulgham took a huge leap from 2017 to 2018, increasing his receptions from 30 to 63, his yards from 394 to 1,083 and his receiving touchdowns from one to nine. He ranked 18th in FBS with 90.3 receiving yards per game in 2018.

Gary Jennings, West Virginia: Jennings ranked sixth in FBS with 13 touchdown catches in 2018 and fourth with 7.5 receptions per game in 2017. He had 97 of his 168 career receptions that season and totaled 1,096 yards. He followed with 917 yards on 54 catches in 2018.

Anthony Johnson, Buffalo: (added to initial list of participants) Johnson ranked second in FBS with 113.0 receiving yards per game and third with 14 receiving touchdowns in 2017, his first season in Buffalo after transferring from Iowa Wester Community College.

Hunter Renfrow, Clemson: Renfrow made a solid impression as a redshirt freshman who walked on and earned a scholarship in 2015. Renfrow caught 33 passes for 495 yards and five touchdowns, including 11 receptions for 147 yards and three scores in two College Football Playoff games. Renfrow followed with 495 yards in 2016, 602 in 2017 and 544 in 2018.

Deebo Samuel, South Carolina: Samuel bounced back from missing most of 2017 because of a broken leg to post 62 receptions for 882 yards and 11 touchdowns (15th in FBS). During his career, Samuel totaled 1,219 yards and four touchdowns on 42 kickoff returns.

David Sills V, West Virginia: The former Mountaineers quarterback transitioned to receiver as a freshman in 2015 before transferring to El Camino College to play quarterback in 2016. He then headed back before heading back to West Virginia as a receiver in 2017. Sills had 60 receptions for 980 yards and 18 touchdown catches (tied with Bears WR Anthony Miller for FBS lead) in 2017 and followed with 65 catches, 986 yards and 15 scores through the air (second in FBS) in 2018.

Running Backs

Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State: Anderson ranked sixth in FCS with 15 total touchdowns (12 rushing, three receiving) in 2017. He finished his career with 2,896 yards and 24 touchdowns on 486 carries and added 32 receptions for 448 yards and seven scores. Anderson also returned 52 kickoffs for 1,360 yards (26.2 yards per return) and two touchdowns.

Ryquell Armstead, Temple: Armstead totaled 2,812 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns on 573 career attempts. He added 29 receptions for 175 yards.

Wes Hills, Slippery Rock: Hills is the second Slippery Rock player to ever be invited to the Senior Bowl, joining former Viking Brandon Fusco. He garnered a late invitation after earning MVP honors on Saturday at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Hills played three seasons at Division I Delaware before transferring to Slippery Rock. He set a school single-season record with 1,714 rush yards, a total that ranked third in Division II in 2018.

Trevon Wesco (FB), West Virginia: A tight end/fullback, Wesco had 26 of his 28 receptions with the Mountaineers in 2018, accounting for 366 of his 373 receiving yards.

Tight ends

Foster Moreau, LSU: A permanent team captain in 2018, Moreau followed a junior season with 24 receptions, 278 yards and three scores by posting 22 receptions for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

Josh Oliver, San Jose State: Oliver's production took off in 2017 when he had 35 receptions for 296 yards and a score and kept increasing in 2018 when he had career bests of 56 catches, 709 yards and four scores.

Dax Raymond, Utah State: Raymond totaled 72 receptions for 873 yards and three scores.

Offensive linemen

B.J. Autry (G), Jacksonville State: Autry played 25 games for the Gamecocks. He initially signed with Baylor then went to Coffeyville Community College (Kansas) before returning to his home state.

Dennis Daley (T), South Carolina: Daley played 24 games in two seasons after transferring from Georgia Military College.

Andre Dillard (T), Washington State: Dillard played in 41 games, including 39 over the past three seasons, for the Cougars.

Tytus Howard (T), Alabama State: Howard, who enrolled as a tight end and switched, played in 36 games.

Elgton Jenkins (C), Mississippi State: Jenkins played in 49 games for the Bulldogs and became the starting center in 2017.

Javon Patterson (G), Mississippi: Patterson played in 48 games for the Rebels. He was the only lineman to start all 12 games for the team in 2016 (nine at guard, three at center).

Ross Pierschbacher (C), Alabama: Pierschbacher transferred to starting center in 2018 after starting 42 games at left guard.

Ben Powers (G), Oklahoma: Powers started 36 of 38 games after transferring from Butler Community College.

Dru Samia (G), Oklahoma: Samia played 52 games, starting 48 for the Sooners.

Olisaemeka Udoh (T), Elon: The four-year starter appeared in 45 games. He participated in last week's East-West Shrine Game.