HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Marshall tight end Gator Hoskins has been invited to participate in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT and will be televised on NFL Network.
This is Marshall’s third Senior Bowl invitation in as many years as Vinny Curry (Philadelphia Eagles) went to the 2012 Senior Bowl, while Aaron Dobson (New England Patriots) was named to last year’s game.
A two-time John Mackey Award Watch List honoree, Hoskins secured a spot on the award’s semifinalist list as a senior.
A third-team CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American and first-team All-Conference USA selection, the Gainesville, Fla. native finished his career with 28 touchdowns in 99 receptions (1,318 yards). The only player in Herd history to top Hoskins’ 28.3 percent touchdown-catches ratio was Randy Moss (31.5 percent on 168 receptions, 53 touchdown catches). Hoskins’ 28 touchdown catches rank third in Herd history (Moss 53, Darius Watts 47).
Hoskins finished with 15 touchdown catches as a senior (fifth-most at Marshall for a single season), a total that was tied for third nationally and the most among tight ends by seven.