Jan. 22, 2012
University of Cincinnati senior defensive tackle Derek Wolfe has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl, set for Saturday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. inside Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
He will join running back Isaiah Pead on the North squad, set to be coached by Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings staff.
Wolfe was the BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-BIG EAST selection at defensive tackle. He was also named to five All-America teams
He led the BIG EAST and ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS, averaging 1.65 tackles for a loss per game. He was third in the league averaging nearly a sack per contest. He finished with 21.5 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks. Wolfe sits in fourth place on the UC career sacks list with 19.5 and 10th place on the UC career tackles for loss list with 37.0. He tallied 70 tackles, including 31 solo stops along with six QB hurries, a pair of forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Thirty one former UC players have participated in the Senior Bowl, most recently Mardy Gilyard, Tony Pike and Mike Windt in 2010. Gilyard was the Offensive Player of the Game in 2010 and former UC signal caller Jack Lee was the MVP of the 1960 Senior Bowl.
Tickets for the 2012 Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), all area Food For Less locations, select Regions Bank locations, online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.
About 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. For more information on the 2012 Senior Bowl please visit the bowl’s website at www.seniorbowl.com.