Three Tennessee seniors have been invited to the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic.
Fullback Ben Bartholomew, receiver Zach Rogers and defensive back Prentiss Waggner accepted invitations to first edition of the new all-star game, Tennessee announced today.
The game is Jan. 19 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., and will be televised by CBS Sports Network at 3 p.m. The now-defunct Blue-Gray Classic was played at the Cramton Bowl for much of its 60-year history.
The teams will be coached by former NFL coaches Dan Reeves and Jim Bates.
Two other UT seniors will participate in NFL showcase events.
Offensive lineman Dallas Thomas was invited to the Senior Bowl, held on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. Linebacker Herman Lathers is headed to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which is Jan. 19 in Carson, Calif.
Waggner, a native of Clinton, La., finished his Tennessee career with 159 tackles, nine interceptions and 24 passes defended.
Rogers, from Nashville, finished his career with a strong senior season, catching 32 passes for 491 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012.
Bartholomew, also a Nashville native, played in 31 games for UT during his career. His brother Will was a member of the 1998 national championship team and a his grandfather Sam was captain of the 1939 SEC championship team.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.