Alabama linebacker Henry To’o To’o retired from the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
To’o To’o first accepted an invitation of the annual Senior All-Star Game on Dec. 22, but will no longer attend the event due to an unknown injury, the game confirmed.
To’o To’o, the Tide’s signal caller on defense, was awarded first-team All-SEC honors by the league coaches. He ranks second in Alabama defense and 10th in the SEC with 89 tackles, including seven for losses and 2.5 sacks, and also recorded a rush. To’o To’o was selected as a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker.
He is the second Crimson Tide player to retire from the Senior Bowl due to injury and joins Safety Jordan Battle. Alabama field kicker Will Reichard also won’t be taking part in the game after changing his mind about turning and going pro will return to Alabama for a fifth season.
However, there are still six former Crimson Tide players who will be in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl next week as offensive linemen Emil Ekiyor and Tyler Steen, defensive linemen DJ Dale and Byron Young, tight end Cameron Latu and safety DeMarcco Hellams were all announced as Members of the America team roster officially announced last week.
Former UA linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton will join seven players from last year’s team at this year’s Senior Bowl. As the Detroit Lions’ defensive assistant, Hamilton will coach the American team’s cornerbacks. the Senior Bowl announced last week.
The Senior Bowl is an annual postseason college football all-star game that showcases the NFL draft prospects of those players who have completed their college eligibility. There, players will have multiple opportunities to interview NFL teams and scouts throughout the week in Mobile.
Two UA players participated in part of the 2022 Senior Bowl in defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis and running back Brian Robinson, both of whom were Day 2 NFL draft picks.
The 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 4th at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT, with NFL Network handling the live broadcast.
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