OSU football: Poyer invited to the Senior Bowl

2012-11-08T17:45:00Z 2012-11-08T20:02:09Z OSU football: Poyer invited to the Senior BowlBy CLIFF KIRKPATRICK, Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times

Oregon State senior cornerback Jordan Poyer has been invited to the Senior Bowl and plans to accept.

The Senior Bowl is the highest level postseason all-star game that showcases players who are eligible for the NFL draft in April. Only top prospects are invited.

“I got the letter (Wednesday) and I was pretty excited about it,” Poyer said. “It was one of those things that hasn’t sunk in yet, and it won’t until I actually go.”

The Senior Bowl will be Jan. 26 in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The teams are coached by NFL coaches and practices are attended by more than 800 front office personnel.

Poyer, a 6-foot, 190-pounder who runs a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, is the second-ranked cornerback available in the coming draft, according to NFL Draft Countdown.

He leads the nation in interceptions with 0.71 a game and has five in seven games. He’s also a standout special teams player on coverage and as a returner.

“It’s nice to see that I’ll be in that game and have that opportunity, but I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes,” Poyer said. “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Cliff Kirkpatrick covers Oregon State sports for the Gazette-Times. He can be reached at cliff.kirkpatrick@lee.net.

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