Six Penn State players are on the 2013 Senior Bowl watch list, which was released Thursday. The Nittany Lions defense was well represented on the list with defensive end Pete Massaro, defensive tackle Jordan Hill, and linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti all making the cut. Offensive lineman Matt Stankiewitch and fullback Michael Zordich were the representatives for the offensive side of the team.
Nebraska placed the most players in the Big Ten with nine, and Ohio State was second with eight selections. Michigan also placed six players on the watch list.
The Senior Bowl selects what it deems to be the top 100 college football players in the nation for the game. The 2013 edition will be played on Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. This year marks the first time that the Senior Bowl has ever released a watch list, though being named isn't necessary for selection.