Troy's James Brown gets Sr. Bowl invite

TROY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama, Auburn and UAB won't be the only in-state schools represented in this year's Senior Bowl.  Troy offensive lineman James Brown has officially accepted an invitation to the senior showcase event, it was announced today.  The 63rd Senior Bowl is set for 3pm (CT) on Saturday, January 28th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium.  The game and all practices will be televised live by NFL Network.

"James was incredibly consistent on the offensive line, not only this season but throughout his entire career at Troy," Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said.  "He'll do a great job representing his school here next week and we're looking forward to watching him compete at the highest level."

Brown was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection after starting all 12 games at left tackle for the Trojans this season.  He finished the year with an 87 percent grade on 878 snaps.  The three-year starter was only penalized twice in 2011 and racked up a team-high 110 knockdown blocks.  Brown, a native of Liberty, Miss., made 37 career starts over the last three seasons.

"It's a very big honor. The Senior Bowl showcases some of the top athletes in the nation and I'm just glad to be in that select few," Brown said. "I'm just hoping to show anything they (scouts) are looking for, anything that can get me put on a team to play football next year."

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 or by calling (251) 432-4109.