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2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl Fan Experience delights fans

Josh McBrayer

MOBILE - The Mobile Convention Center was rocking Friday night as fans in town for the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl were treated to a night of free, family-friendly, football-themed fun.

Droves of fans filed into the convention center to play some games, buy some Senior Bowl merchandise, and, of course, get a chance to meet their favorite players.

“It has been fun,” said tight end Gerald Everett from South Alabama. “All we have is a little fan day on campus so this is different.” 

Just like in year’s past, the Meet the Players area of the Mobile Convention Center was separated into pods and sessions. Starting from the far-right corner with Alabama and ending in the far-left corner with Auburn, fans eagerly awaited the arrival of players whom they hoped would sign their various memorabilia.

Session One

Pod #1

Alabama

  • Ryan Anderson
  • Dalvin Tomlinson

Pod #2 

SEC East/Sun Belt 

  • Jon Toth
  • Josh Dobbs
  • Alex Anzalone
  • Gerald Everett
  • Antonio Garcia
  • Taylor Moton
  • Tarell Basham

Pod #3

ACC

  • Nate Peterman
  • Jamari Staples
  • Sam Rogers
  • Adam Bisnowaty
  • Artavis Scott
  • Ben Boulware
  • Matt Dayes
  • Marquez White
  • Freddie Stevenson

Pod #4 

PAC-12/Mountain West 

  • Jalen Robinette
  • Jamaal Williams
  • Harvey Langi
  • Zane Gonzalez
  • Stevie Tu’iikolovatu
  • Eddie Vanderdoes 

Pod #5

Big Ten/C-USA 

  • Corey Clement
  • CJ Beathard
  • Jourdan Lewis
  • Chris Wormley
  • De’Veon Smith
  • Dan Feeney
  • Amara Darboh
  • Ryan Glasgow
  • Trent Taylor
  • Larry Oqunjobi
  • Taywan Taylor

Pod #6

Big 12/AAC/DII

  • Zay Jones
  • Haason Reddick
  • Tyus Bowser
  • Rasul Douglas
  • Tyler Orlosky
  • Jordan Sterns
  • Blake Jarwin
  • Jordan Herdman

Pod #7  

SEC West/FCS 

  • Cooper Kupp
  • Brendan Langley
  • Derek Rivers
  • Jessamen Dunker
  • Tanoh Kpassagnon
  • Eric Saubert
  • Jeremy Sprinkle
  • Fred Ross
  • Justin Evans
  • Tre’Davious White
  • Ethan Pocic
  • Travin Dural

In year’s past, it has been the Alabama pod that has stretched the length of the convention hall floor, but this year it was different as it was Tennessee orange as far as the eye could see while Vols fans waited patiently to see their former star quarterback Josh Dobbs. Arkansas fans were also well represented as they waited in line meet tight end Jeremy Sprinkle. Rudy Ford and Robert Leff had the table to themselves as they greeted the plethora of Auburn fans that filed through the doors and the same held true for Alabama’s Ryan Anderson and Dalvin Tomlinson.

Session Two 

Pod #1 

Alabama

  • OJ Howard
  • Cole Mazza

Pod #2 

SEC East/Sun Belt

  • Aarion Penton
  • Cam Sutton
  • Will Holden
  • Marcus Eigwe
  • Kareem Hunt
  • Michael Roberts

Pod #3  

ACC

  • John Johnson
  • Colin Holba
  • Isaac Rochell
  • Justin Vogel
  • Ryan Switzer
  • Rayshawn Jenkins
  • Corn Elder
  • Danny Isidora
  • Carlos Watkins

Pod #4 

PAC-12/Mountain West 

  • Donnel Pumphrey
  • Damontae Kazee
  • Sefo Luifau
  • Zach Banner
  • Davis Wedd
  • Conor McDermott

Pod #5

Big 10/C-USA

  • Desmond King
  • Nate Gerry
  • Ben Gedeon
  • Vince Biegel
  • Carroll Phillips
  • Kyle Kalis
  • Dawuane Smoot
  • Jaleel Johnson
  • Jonnu Smith
  • Jake Elliott

Pod #6

Big 12/AAC/DII

  • Obi Melifonwu
  • Dion Dawkins
  • Tanzel Smart
  • Kyle Fuller
  • Jordan Willis
  • Connor Harris
  • Jordan Morgan
  • Antonio Phillips

Pod #7

SEC West/FCS 

  • Lorenzo Jerome
  • Julien Davenport
  • Ezra Robinson
  • Chad Williams
  • Keionta Davis
  • Toby Baker
  • Duke Riley
  • Chad Kelly
  • Evan Ingram
  • Justin Senior
  • Josh Reynolds
  • Daeshon Hall

Pod #8

Auburn 

  • Montravious Adams

As the second session players walked into the convention hall, fans erupted in chants of Hotty Toddy when Chad Kelly made his entrance. The Alabama line was one of the longest on the floor with Alabama fans clamoring for the signature of first round draft prospect OJ Howard. Montravious Adams was the lone player at the Auburn table but Tiger fans lined up in the hundreds for his signature and a photo with the Auburn great. 

In all, the fans fest was another huge success this year and it is one of the highlights each and every year of the week leading up to the Senior Bowl game. 

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