Which Auburn football players made the 2024 Senior Bowl?

Which Auburn football players have accepted their invites to play in the 2024 Reese's Senior Bowl?

Vanderbilt running back AJ Newberry (46) runs the ball towards Auburn cornerback Nehemiah Pritchett
Vanderbilt running back AJ Newberry (46) runs the ball towards Auburn cornerback Nehemiah Pritchett / Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA
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Which Auburn football players have accepted their invites to play in the 2024 Reese's Senior Bowl?

The 2024 Reese's Senior Bowl is right around the corner. At the beginning of February, elite senior football players from teams all over the country will flock to Mobile, AL, to take part in the prestigious all-star game.

Widely considered to be the first step in the NFL Draft process, the Senior Bowl provides athletes the opportunity to raise their draft stock by showing off their skills and getting to know NFL personnel. This year the two teams—National and American— will be coached by New York Jets Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich and Tennessee Titans Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach Terrell Williams, respectively.

For the second year in a row, the senior bowl is utilizing the "Coach Up" format, giving coordinators and assistants the chance to coach in roles that are higher up from roles they hold with their teams.

This year, the Auburn football program will be represented at the Reese's Senior Bowl by four seniors who have played big roles for the Tigers. A trio of defensive backs— Jaylin Simpson, DJ James, and Nehemiah Pritchett— will be joined by defensive lineman Marcus Harris.

Simpson was widely considered to be one of the leaders of the Tigers' defense during the 2023 season. The safety played five seasons in orange and blue and racked up 116 tackles, seven interceptions, and 21 passes deflected.

James spent the past two seasons as a starter for Auburn football after transferring from Oregon. The DB recorded 75 total tackles, three interceptions, and 21 passes deflected while on the Plains.

Pritchett has been a staple of the Auburn defense, and has been a starter for the past three seasons. He logged 115 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, 29 passes deflected, and one forced fumble over his five years with the Tigers.

Harris was the anchor to the Tigers' defensive line this past year, and he led Auburn in sacks this past season with seven. Over his three years on the Plains, Harris recorded 97 total tackles, 11 sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.

The four players is the most from Auburn football since 2018. The Reese's Senior Bowl will kick of from Mobile on February 3 at noon.