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Ragin’ Cajun LB Justin Anderson Named To Senior Bowl Roster, Joins Exclusive Company In Cajun History

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Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun linebacker Justin Anderson thought his college football career was over, but now he has 1 more game left, joining the Senior Bowl roster in Mobile. He’ll play for the Reese’s team.

Anderson, nicknamed “baseball” and “Foley” (His hometown is Foley, Alabama) by some of his teammates, becomes the 7th Ragin’ Cajun in history to represent UL at the Senior Bowl. In doing so, he joins some elite company, as all former participants spent time in the NFL.

Most recently, cornerback Dwight “Bill” Bentley and tight end Ladarius Green participated in the 2012 Senior Bowl. Both were drafted, and currently thriving in the NFL. Bentley starts at CB for the Detroit Lions, while Green became an integral part of the San Diego Chargers passing game in 2013.

Elton Slater (1987), Chris Gannon (1989), Orlando Thomas (1995), and Anthony Clement (1998) have all played in the Senior Bowl as well. Slater spent time in the Miami Dolphins camp, while Gannon played 5 seasons in the NFL. Thomas spent 7 years in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, leading the league in interceptions his rookie year, and receiving first-team All-Pro honors. Clement spent over a decade in the league, playing offensive tackle for 4 different teams.

The Senior Bowl is attended by a plethora of NFL coaches, GMs, and scouts. Anderson will look to impress the attendees, showing off the skills that helped him finish 13th in the NCAA in solo tackles per game (5.9).

Coming off his Senior year, Anderson was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection, leading the Cajuns in tackles with 131.

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