W&M's Houston-Carson, Rhodes to play in college football all-star games

W&M's Houston-Carson to play in Senior Bowl #CAAFB

William and Mary safety DeAndre Houston-Carson will play in the Senior Bowl.

The Colonial Athletic Association co-Defensive Player of the Year led W&M in tackles (109) and was first in the league in tackles per game among defensive bacs (8.4).

The Senior Bowl will be televised on the NFL Network and will be held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Houston-Carson was also selected as a finalist for the Dudley Award, which honors the top Division I player in the state.

Richmond running back Jacobi Green and James Madison quarterback Vad Lee, the 2014 Dudley winner, are the other two finalists. The winner will be announced at a banquet in Richmond Wednesday evening.

William and Mary senior linebacker Luke Rhodes accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif.

The game will be played Jan. 23 on ESPN2 and former NFL coaches Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz will serve as head coaches.

A three-time first-team all-conference selection, Rhodes was the lone Football Championship Subdivision player selected to the 2015 Butkus Award Watch List.

Rhodes finished his collegiate career with 341 tackles, which ranks fifth on W&M's all-time list.

 
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William and Mary is 7-1, equaling the best Division I start in program history.

The Tribe won 58-41 at Clemson Saturday to attain its first five-game win streak since the 2008-09 season.

Marlena Tremba had a game-high 14 points and a career-high 10 assists while Abby Rendle tallied 13 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Ali Engelhardt scored 10 in 11 minutes of action.

William and Mary next hosts Norfolk State Dec. 17.

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William and Mary next hosts Mary Washington Dec. 18.

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