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Ole Miss’ Marry, Sawyer To Play In NFLPA Bowl

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCBI Sports/NFLPA) – The NFL Players Association has announced that Ole Miss football players Mike Marry and Charles Sawyer committed Thursday to playing in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The defensive duo will be two of the draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16.

Marry is a three-year starting middle linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels. Having played in 47 career games with 33 starts in the Red and Blue, he has 230 career tackles and is among the SEC’s active leaders with 22.5 career tackles for loss. The Clearwater, Fla., native led the Rebels with 81 tackles as a sophomore and had 78 more last year. He has 49 this year and ranks third in the SEC with three forced fumbles.

Sawyer is among the SEC’s active leaders with 27 career passes defended and eight career interceptions. The Miami native has played in 43 career games for Ole Miss with 31 starts, spending time at safety and cornerback during his collegiate tenure. Various injuries limited the preseason All-SEC selection to just six games during his senior year.

Former NFL coaches Dennis Green and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams.

Tyler Campbell, Jeff Scott and Evan Swindall accepted invitations to play in the 2014 College All-Star Bowl Wednesday.