Three different Wildcats have been selected to play in the 71st annual Reese's Senior Bowl, which takes place this Saturday, February 5th.
Luke Fortner (center), Darian Kinnard (offensive tackle) and Yusuf Corker (safety) will all suit up this weekend, repping the University of Kentucky. The three selections are the most representatives at the Reese’s Senior Bowl for Kentucky since three played in 2018 (Mike Edwards, Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Darius West). Senior defensive end Josh Paschal also accepted an invitation but will not play in the game. This now makes 46 all-time members for UK, with 14 of those coming from the Stoops era.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl has been labeled one of the nation’s most favored college all-star game because it is the only one coached by entire staffs from two separate NFL organizations. This year’s game has been assigned to the coaching staffs of the Carolina Panthers and the Miami Dolphins.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl "serves as the first step of the NFL Draft process." The Reese’s Senior Bowl had 106 total players drafted and 36 selected in the first three rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 106 figure represents 41% of the NFL Draft. So being selected to participate in this all-star game can be very rewarding.
The three Kentucky players will all play for the American team Saturday at the Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.