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Three Washington State players accept invites from NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Washington State running back Jamal Morrow (25) runs a way from the tackle of Arizona safety Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles in the first half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)
Washington State running back Jamal Morrow (25) runs a way from the tackle of Arizona safety Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles in the first half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)

Washington State running back Jamal Morrow, offensive lineman Cody O’Connell and Rush linebacker Frankie Luvu have all accepted invitations to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, set to take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Rose Bowl.

The Collegiate Bowl is an all-star game for college football’s top seniors and will give the trio of Cougars an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a large collection of NFL scouts. The 2018 game is scheduled to air on FS1.

Morrow is one of the top all-purpose players in school history and will leave WSU with more than 4,100 all-purpose yards on 536 touches – an average of 7.8 yards per touch – and 23 touchdowns. Fourteen of those were rushing and nine were receiving.

O’Connell has earned All-American honors each of the last two seasons and was a unanimous All-american as a junior. The Wenatchee native has anchored the left guard position for WSU and was named a finalist for the Outland Trophy in 2016.

A native of Tafuna, American Samoa, Luvu had a breakout season at the Rush linebacker spot, accumulating 10.5 tackles-for-loss and two fumble recoveries. Luvu totaled 44 tackles and also broke up two passes.

WSU also had two players invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl: quarterback Luke Falk and offensive tackle Cole Madison.

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