Calico Invited to Senior Bowl

December 23, 2002 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Tyrone Calico, the second all-time leading receiver in Middle Tennessee football history, has been invited to play in the upcoming Senior Bowl. Calico becomes the first Blue Raider player in school history to compete in the game that started in 1950.


The game will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL, on January 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM and will be shown nationally on ESPN.


Starting with the upcoming 2003 contest, Senior Bowl coaching staffs will now be determined based on NFL draft order, with the selection process beginning with the NFL teams that hold the first two picks in the upcoming draft irrespective of their NFL conference. Calico will play for the South team, which could be coached by either the Cincinnati Bengals or Detroit Lions.


Calico, a second team all-Sun Belt selection this past season, led the Blue Raiders with 45 receptions for 606 yards and four touchdowns. For his career, the Millington, TN, native tallied 194 catches for 2,636 yards and 17 touchdowns.


The 6-4, 220-pound receiver, who started his career as a linebacker, tallied seven 100-yard receiving games to rank tied for second all-time at MT. This past season, Calico recorded nine receptions for a career-high 161 yards and a school record tying three touchdowns in a win over Louisiana-Monroe.


The Blue Raiders will be well represented in back-to-back weekends on national television. On Jan. 11, Dwone Hicks will compete in the East-West Shrine game on ESPN before Calico appears in the Senior Bowl the following week.

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