McKeesport alum and former Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson will play in the 2020 Senior Bowl, the game announced on Tuesday.
Hudson, a 6-foot, 220-pound “viper” — a hybrid safety/outside linebacker in Michigan’s 4-3 scheme — made 36 starts in 51 appearances for the Wolverines over his four-year career.
In 2019, Hudson had his best statistical season, racking up 101 tackles to go along with three tackles for loss, 1 1/2 sacks and three passes defended. He was one of 66 players all of FBS football to record over 100 tackles. He helped Michigan to the No. 11 overall defense in the country.
In his four years in Maize and Blue, Hudson recorded 225 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, two interceptions, 14 passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Hudson is the sixth Michigan player to earn an invite to the game, including fellow linebacker Josh Uche. He’ll join Pitt and Cornell alum Dane Jackson as players representing the WPIAL in the 2020 Senior Bowl.
Played annually since 1950, the Senior Bowl is the most prestigious collegiate all-star game. The teams, ostensibly representing the north and south (they are balanced for competitiveness), are coached by staff members of NFL teams.
The game will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, Jan. 25 and will kick off at 1:30, with television coverage provided by NFL Network.