Penn State Football

Penn State football: Jones to play in Senior Bowl

Penn State first-team All-Big Ten selection DaQuan Jones has accepted an invitation to play in the 65th Senior Bowl.

The defensive tackle will participate in the all-star contest on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. for the contest, which will be televised by the NFL Network.

Jones will be the 20th Nittany Lion to play in the Senior Bowl in the past 10 years. Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill played in the 2013 game, while defensive end Jack Crawford, cornerback D’Anton Lynn and guard Johnnie Troutman played in 2012.

Jones will be the seventh Penn State defensive lineman to play in the Senior Bowl in the past 11 years, joining Hill, Crawford, Anthony Adams, Michael Haynes, Tamba Hali and Jared Odrick.

Jones led Penn State with 11 1/2 tackles for loss. He was fifth on the squad with 56 tackles. He had three sacks and a fumble recovery.