HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall wide receiver Tyre Brady has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, the school announced Sunday.
The game will be played on January 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. NFL Network will handle the broadcast duties.
Brady has been one of Conference USA’s top receiver this season, ranking sixth in the league in receptions (66), fifth in receiving yards (914) and tied for second in receiving touchdowns (nine). He enters bowl season with a streak of 23 consecutive games with a reception, and needs 86 receiving yards to be the first Marshall player since 2014 (Tommy Shuler) to reach the 1,000-yard mark.
Last season, Brady produced one of the most prolific receiving days in Marshall history – a 248-yard performance at NC State. Brady turned 11 receptions into the fourth-most receiving yards by a player all-time at Marshall, the most receiving yards by a Herd player on the road and the most receiving yards by a player, home or visitor, in the 53-year history of NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium.
This season, Brady had a pair of 162-yard receiving games (at Western Kentucky and vs. UTSA). The latter of the two games, at Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium, was the 21st-best receiving performance by a Marshall player in the stadium’s history.
Overall, Brady has seven career 100-yard games and four this season. Last December, Brady caught six passes for 165 yards and one touchdown in Marshall’s 31-28 New Mexico Bowl win against Colorado State, which earned him the bowl game’s Offensive MVP honors.
The Thundering Herd (8-4) will face USF (7-5) in the 2018 Bad Bay Mowers Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday, December 20 at 8 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ESPN.