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BYU's Jamaal Williams accepts invitation to Senior Bowl

BYU senior running back Jamaal Williams has accepted an invitation to this year's Senior Bowl, the school announced Tuesday.

Williams has rushed for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, including setting the single-game school record with 286 rushing yards and five touchdowns against Toledo. He has missed two of the Cougars' past three games with injuries.

Williams became the school's all-time rushing leader in BYU's win over Mississippi State and has rushed for 3,560 career yards and 33 touchdowns, with three games left to play.

The Senior Bowl, a showcase for pro prospects and some of the nation's top senior college football players, will be played Jan. 28, 2017. On Monday, the bowl announced 12 players, besides Williams, who have already accepted invitations to play in the game, and more invitations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year, five local players participated in the Senior Bowl. They included Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew, Utah inside linebacker Jared Norris, Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell, Utah defensive end Jason Fanaika and BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi.

Three of these players — Kaufusi to the Baltimore Ravens, Killebrew to the Detroit Lions and Fackrell to the Green Bay Packers — were selected in this year's NFL draft, while Norris signed a free-agent deal with the Carolina Panthers and is on the team's active roster. Fanaika has spent time with a pair of NFL teams as well, though he's now a free agent.