Dec. 16, 2008
Auburn senior offensive lineman Tyronne Green has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl on Jan. 24 in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium, bowl officials announced Tuesday. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT and will be televised live by the NFL Network.
Green started twenty five straight games at guard for the Tigers the last two seasons and was named to Phil Steele's All-SEC Third-Team Offense this season. He consistently graded out as one of the top linemen for the Tigers in 2008, earning grades of 92 percent against both LSU and Mississippi State.
"Tyronne has been a leader on the Auburn offensive line the past two years and is a solid NFL prospect," said Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale. "We are looking forward to watching him compete here at the Senior Bowl next month."
After signing with the Tigers as a defensive tackle out of Pensacola's Woodham High School, Green was moved to the offensive side of the ball his redshirt freshman year. The move paid off as Green played primarily as a backup his sophomore year before breaking onto the scene last year. As a junior, Green received the Ken Rice Award, which is given annually to Auburn's best blocking lineman. He started every single game for the Tigers this season, recording 15 cockroach blocks, 14.5 pancake blocks and 83 rodeo blocks.
"I feel blessed to have the opportunity to play with the elite players in college football, and can't wait to see what I can do," Green said. "I look forward to the whole week and I know a lot of people from my hometown plan on coming over to see me live and in person, so it should be fun."
Tickets for the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), select Regions Bank locations, online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.