Sunday Football Notes

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With 10 weeks until the NFL draft, college seniors are looking for extra opportunities to raise their stock. Four recent showcase games offered such a chance, and these less-heralded draft hopefuls took advantage.


NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Los Angeles

Orwin Smith (pictured)

RB, Georgia Tech

Known for big plays in Tech's triple option, Smith averaged nearly 5 yards per carry and 24 per kickoff return.

Jeff Tuel

QB, Washington State

Tuel is the Cougars' all-time leader in completion percentage, and he went 8 of 8 for 64 yards and a touchdown.

Raycom All-Star Classic

Montgomery, Ala.

Robert Marve (pictured)

QB, Purdue

Beset by injuries in his career, the former Miami QB showed his knee is good with a 10-of-13 showing (142 yards, 1 TD).

Michael Hill

RB, Missouri Western

The top rusher in Division 2 had runs of 44 and 49 yards, plus two touchdowns in a 12-carry, 148-yard performance.

East-West Shrine Game

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Alex Carder (pictured)

QB, Western Michigan

After missing half the season with a broken finger, Carder looked steady by completing 9 of 11 throws (95 yards).

Terry Hawthorne

CB, Illinois

Hawthorne's fumble recovery and interception helped make up for a down season on a terrible Illini team.

Senior Bowl

Mobile, Ala.

Denard Robinson (pictured)

WR, Michigan

The speedy Robinson, who was converted from quarterback late in the season, made two receptions for 21 yards.

Ryan Allen

P, Louisiana Tech

The nation's top punter in the regular season (48.0 average), Allen had kicks of 53, 51, 53, 53, and 51 yards.