Published Monday, December 16, 2013 AT 2:22 PM / Updated at 2:52 PM
Jean-Baptiste accepts invitation to Senior Bowl
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, set for Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.

The Senior Bowl made several announcements Monday via Twitter (@SeniorBowl).

Also on Monday, NU confirmed that offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles and receiver Quincy Enunwa will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Husker offensive guard Spencer Long, out with a knee injury, was granted an invite but won’t play.

Jean-Baptiste finished the regular season with four interceptions and 11 pass breakups. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Miami was named a second-team All-Big Ten selection.

The last Huskers to play in the Senior Bowl were Lavonte David and Alfonzo Dennard after the 2011 season.

Among other Big Ten players selected for the Senior Bowl so far have been linebacker Christian Kirksey and tight end CJ Fiedorowicz from Iowa, receiver Jared Abbrederis and linebacker Chris Borland from Wisconsin, quarterback/receiver Kain Colter from Northwestern, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones from Penn State, cornerback Darqueze Dennard from Michigan State and defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman from Minnesota.

Enunwa currently has 47 receptions and a team-high 10 touchdowns. Sirles is headed for his 41st career start in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1.

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