Earlier today, Michigan Wolverine Ronnie Bell officially accepted his invitation to play in the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl, while Ryan Hayes accepted yesterday. Last week, Harbaugh commented on Bell’s future with the NFL.
“He’s gonna go into the NFL next year,” Harbaugh said. “He’s already got a Senior Bowl invite. He’s having a tremendous, tremendous season. It’s another feel-good story”Michigan WR Ronnie Bell will leave for the NFL following 2022 season: Jim Harbaugh (247sports.com)
Why it matters: The Senior Bowl is a post-season college football all-star game played annually in late January or early February in Mobile, Alabama. This year the Senior Bowl will be played on February 4, 2023.
- The Senior Bowl showcases the best NFL Draft prospects of those players who have completed their college eligibility.
- The game is sponsored by Reese’s, a brand of The Hershey Company, and is televised by the NFL Network.
- The Senior Bowl kicks off the Draft season for the NFL
By the Numbers
Ronnie Bell Stats
Ryan Hayes Stats
• All-Big Ten selection (second team, coaches, honorable mention, media; 2021)
• Part of the Joe Moore Award-winning offensive line (2021)
• Three-year letterman (2019-20-21)
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2019, 2021)
• Has appeared in 37 games in his career with 26 starting assignments at left tackle
Graduate Student (2022)
• Part of the Joe Moore Award Semifinalist offensive line
• Member of the Rotary Lombardi Award Midseason Watch List
• Thrice shared Offensive Player of the Game honors for his performance against Penn State, Illinois, at Iowa
• Made his season debut against Hawaii (Sept. 10), starting at left tackle
• Started at left tackle and played on special teams against UConn (Sept. 17), Maryland (Sept. 24), Penn State (Oct.15), Michigan State (Oct. 29), Nebraska (Nov. 12), at Iowa (Oct. 1), at Indiana (Oct. 8)