Fulton And Davis To Play In 2009 Senior Bowl


Jan. 14, 2009

Xavier Fulton

Senior Bowl officials have announced that University of Illinois offensive tackle Xavier Fulton and defensive end Will Davis will participate in the 2009 all-star game Jan. 24, in Mobile, Ala. Both players will compete for the North team, which will coached this year by Marvin Lewis and the entire Cincinnati Bengals' staff. Game time is set for 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET and will be televised on the NFL Network.

Will Davis

The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams.

Fulton was a two-time second-team All-Big Ten selection on the offensive line in his only two seasons at the position. During his time as a starter, Illinois posted back-to-back seasons over the 5,000-yard total offense mark and in 2007 was part of a line that set a school record for fewest sacks allowed. As a junior, he helped block for a school record total rushing yards and led the Big Ten in the category. A year later, the Illini led the conference in passing and boasted the league's top passer and receiver.

Davis was a three-year starter at defensive end and finished his career seventh on the Illinois all-time quarterback sack list. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2007 and a two-time Ted Hendricks Award candidate. As a starter, he wreaked havoc on quarterbacks with 23 career tackles-for-loss, 15 sacks and 19 hurries.