CMU’s Conklin Headed to Senior Bowl

MT. PLEASANT – Central Michigan senior tight end Tyler Conklin will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, set for Saturday, Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala., at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Conklin missed the first five games of the 2017 season with an injury, but has led the Chippewas to a 6-1 record since his return on Oct. 7. Through seven games, Conklin has 28 catches for 406 yards and five touchdowns.

Conklin is the eighth CMU player to be selected to the Senior Bowl and the first since Eric Fisher in 2013.

A basketball transfer from Northwood, Conklin has recorded 1,061 yards and 11 touchdowns on 76 catches over three seasons with the Chippewas. He was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for 2017. The John Mackey Award is given to the nation’s best tight end.

First played in 1950, the Senior Bowl is one of the oldest postseason college football all-star games.