UPDATE: South’s Gerald Everett accepts invite to Senior Bowl



MOBILE, AL (WNSP) — The fourth Jaguar is headed to the Senior Bowl.

Tight end Gerald Everett, an all-Sun Belt tight end for South Alabama, received the invite last week, according to a tweet from head coach Joey Jones. On Monday, the Senior Bowl announced he had accepted the invite.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Everett has 41 catches for 637 yards and four touchdowns. The Lithonia, Georgia native played at UAB for two years before transferring when the program was shut down.

Everett was named a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, one of eight eligible to receive the award for the top tight end in college football. WalterFootball.com has Everett listed as the No. 8 tight end in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Only Ole Miss’ Evan Engram has more yards per game than Everett, and only three other players have more receptions per game.

Excited to have our 5th player in program history invited to the Senior Bowl,” Jones’ tweet said. The previous four were:

  • wide receiver Courtney Smith (2011)
  • safety B.J. Scott (2013)
  • linebacker Jake Johnson (2013)
  • tight end Wes Saxton (2015)*

According to AL.com, Wes Saxton was invited to the 2015 Senior Bowl, but he had to turn it down after an injury in the the East-West Shrine Bowl.

The 4-5 Jaguars host Presbyterian at 6 p.m. Saturday in the makeup matchup following Hurricane Matthew. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The Senior Bowl will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017.