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Notre Dame Football: Six Irish To Play in Reese’s Senior Bowl

Ben Skowronek accepted his invite for the Jan. 30 game today.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs. Boston College Eagles At Alumni Stadium Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Six Notre Dame Fighting Irish football players will compete Jan. 30 in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, a Mobile, Ala.-based showcase for NFL Draft eligible college prospects.

Quarterback Ian Book, OT Liam Eichenberg, Guard Robert Hainsey, EDGE Daelin Hayes, DL Adetokunbo Ogundeji and WR Ben Skowronek have all accepted invites to participate in the 2:30 p.m. ET game, which will be televised by the NFL Network.

Skowronek, a graduate transfer from Northwestern, was announced today. He’s started eight games, caught 21 balls for 344 yards and five touchdowns and run once for a 13-yard touchdown.

Notre Dame now has the second most players participating, behind Georgia’s seven. Skowronek is the 14th receiver offered a roster spot.

The Senior Bowl began in 1959 and has included 71 former Irish gridiron standouts, including Ricky Watters, Reggie Brooks, Jeff Burris, Bryant Young, Derrick Mayes, Julius Jones, Harrison Smith and Zack Martin. Last year’s contingent was Chase Claypool, Jalen Elliott, Alohi Gilman and Troy Pride Jr., who are all now on NFL teams.