Penn State Football

Penn State football: Barnes joins Nittany Lion teammates on Senior Bowl roster

Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes has accepted an invitation to play in the 66th Senior Bowl, becoming the fourth Nittany Lion selected for the annual all-star game.

Barnes will join safety Adrian Amos, linebacker Mike Hull and offensive tackle Donovan Smith as Nittany Lions to accept invitations for the game, set for 4 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala. The NFL Network will televise the contest.

Barnes becomes the 32nd Penn State player selected to play in the Senior Bowl in the last 15 years and the 112th Nittany Lion all-time to participate.

Barnes was second on the team and tied for 11th in the Big Ten with 12.5 tackles for loss last season. He also six sacks, which were second on the squad and 14th in the conference. Barnes made 44 tackles.

He finished his career with 98 tackles, 14 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss in three seasons.