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6 Crimson Tide players to compete in Reese's Senior Bowl

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Six players from the University of Alabama will follow up their appearance in the national championship game with a trip to Mobile for the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Linebackers Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton, cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Levi Wallace, defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand and punter JK Scott have all accepted invitations to the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl. Hamilton, who is injured, will only participate in off-field activities during the week.

The game is Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

The five who will participate fully during the week will face Georgia on Monday in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. 

"We're so pleased to have six seniors from Alabama, who are part of the all-time winningest class in college football history," said Phil Savage, the Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl. "We know it's always exciting for our local fans to have access to Alabama and Auburn players, as well as those from our local area."

Auburn's four players in the game, announced a few weeks ago, are linebacker Tre' Williams (from Mobile), safety Tray Matthews, kicker Daniel Carlson and long snapper Ike Powell.

Three other standouts from the Mobile-Pensacola area will join Williams at the Reese's Senior Bowl: Southern Miss running back Ito Smith (Mobile), South Alabama safety Jeremy Reaves (Pensacola) and Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers (Orange Beach).

Here's a look at the six Alabama players who accepted their invitations (alphabetical):

Anthony Averett, CB - Speedy cover corner in his second year as a starter. Has seven pass breakups to go along with 42 tackles. 

Rashaan Evans, LB - (PICTURED - RIGHT) Speedy, instinctual leader of the linebacker corps who can come from the middle or off the edge. Leads the team with 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. 

Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB - Preseason Butkus Award watch lister suffered season-ending knee injury vs. LSU. Was second on the team with 40 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss. 

Da’Shawn Hand, DE - Powerful defensive lineman playing inside and outside. Has recorded three sacks and a fumble recovery while being the lone senior on a defensive line holding opponents to 2.7 yards per carry. 

JK Scott, PT - Ray Guy Award finalist and all-time Alabama record-holder for punting yards. Outstanding hang times with only four allowed returns for a total of five yards in 2017. Also serves as the kick-off man.

Levi Wallace, CB - Former walk-on did not see action his first two years before earning a scholarship as a junior and becoming a big contributor as a starter in 2017. Leads the team with 14 pass breakups.

The six Alabama players push the Reese's Senior Bowl roster to 104, with several more commitments expected this week. The roster will eventually grow to around 110 players as the game builds the North-South rosters for the nation's premier college football All-Star game and pre-draft event.

The game is Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

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