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Two-Minute Drill: Josh Avery Accepts Invitation to Play in 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Southeast Athletics

Southeast Missouri defensive tackle Josh Avery has accepted an invitation to play in the 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

This year's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2020 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Avery is the first SEMO player to be invited to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, the premier postseason all-star game for any draft-eligible college football players. He’s the first SEMO player to be invited to any senior showcase event since 2016, when wide receiver Paul McRoberts played in the Senior Bowl.

Avery played in all 13 games and made one start at defensive tackle for the Redhawks this season. He recorded 30 tackles, six tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Avery was with the Redhawks for three seasons. He finished his career with 41 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected to be in attendance and watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.

Coaches for the 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl are Hue Jackson (American Team) and Marvin Lewis (National Team).

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