(Editor’s Note: Wyoming Cowboys Athletics Press Release)
LARAMIE, WYOMING – The Reese’s Senior Bowl announced that Wyoming senior defensive end Carl Granderson has accepted an invitation to play in the 2019 Senior Bowl. The game will be played Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game will be televised on NFL Network. Scheduled kick off for the game is 12:30 p.m., Mountain Time.
Earlier this week, Granderson was named to the All-Mountain West team for the second consecutive season, earning Second Team honors this year after being named to the First Team in 2017.
He was also named to the 2018 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List, the 2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List and the 2018 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List.
At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, Granderson had recorded 35.5 career tackles for loss to rank No. 3 in Wyoming school history. He also has 17.5 career sacks as a Cowboy, which ranks him only 1.5 sacks away from the Wyoming career Top 10. He had a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown versus Hawai’i in 2018. Granderson recorded a season-best 10 tackles in a 35-27 home win over Air Force during the 2018 season, and in the regular-season finale at New Mexico he recorded five tackles, including a season-high 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack.
Granderson was a key member of Wyoming’s 2018 squad that posted a 6-6 record, earning bowl eligibility for the Wyoming Football program for the third consecutive season. Wyoming will find out on Sunday, Dec. 2 if it receives a third consecutive bowl bid, which would be a first in school history. The Sacramento, Calif., native helped the Cowboys achieve an 8-5 record in 2017 and earn a victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, where he returned a fumble recovery 58 yards for a touchdown to cap off a 37-14 win over Central Michigan.
He will be the 27th Cowboy to play in the Senior Bowl. Eddie “Boom Boom” Talboom was the first Wyoming Cowboy to play in the Senior Bowl back in 1951. The most recent Cowboy to play in the Senior Bowl was quarterback Josh Allen, who played in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl.