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Pitt WR Maurice Ffrench Accepts Invite to Hula Bowl



Pitt wide receiver Maurice Ffrench has accepted an invitation to play in the 2020 Hula Bowl, the game announced on Tuesday.

Ffrench broke a 16-year-old Pitt record for most receptions in a season in 2019, catching 96 balls to break the mark set by Larry Fitzgerald in 2003. He finished with 850 yards and four touchdowns as a senior.

In his four-year career at Pitt, Ffrench finished with 2,832 all-purpose yards — 1,637 receiving, 379 rushing, 652 kick return yards and 164 punt return yards. He also played cornerback as a freshman in 2016.

The Hula Bowl is a collegiate all-star game being revived in 2020 after a 12-year hiatus. The game will be played on Jan. 26, 2020 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and broadcast on CBS Sports Network. The head coaches of the teams will be Rex Ryan and Mike Smith.

Ffrench is the fourth Pitt player to accept an invitation to play in a post-season all-star game, joining cornerback Dane Jackson (Senior Bowl), safety Damar Hamlin (East-West Shrine Game) and wide receiver Aaron Mathews (Tropical Bowl).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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