IU Media Relations
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior left tackle Jason Spriggs has accepted an invitation to the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl, the bowl announced. The last Hoosier to participate in the contest was offensive tackle James Brewer (2011).
The game will take place on Jan. 30, 2016, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. It will be televised on the NFL Network at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Spriggs was one of six semifinalists for the Outland Trophy. Since his arrival in Bloomington in 2012, he has started a team-high 45 times in 46 games, including 28 consecutive to open his career.
In 2015, Spriggs owns a career-best 61 knockdowns in 886 snaps and has allowed just two sacks in 400 called pass attempts. Coupled with his 2014 performance, the Elkhart, Ind., native has only given up four sacks in 1,494 plays.
During the Hoosiers spring testing, Spriggs ran a 4.82 40-yard dash (would have been 1st among 2015 NFL Combine participants), posted a 37.5 vertical leap (1st), benched 455 pounds and 33 reps on the 225-pound bench (4th), and clean lifted 365 pounds.
Indiana ranks first in the Big Ten in total offense (475.5; 24th nationally), passing offense (280.1; 27th) and scoring offense (34.5; 34th), and third in rushing offense (195.4; 37th).