Tulane has 5 selected to 2024 Senior Bowl Watch List

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Mobile, Alabama – Tulane football saw five of its players selected to the 2024 Senior Bowl Watch List, the Senior Bowl announced recently.

The Tulane players selected to the Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List were center Sincere Haynesworth, guard Prince Pines, offensive tackle Cameron Wire, quarterback Michael Pratt and cornerback Jarius Monroe.

Tulane had five of 720 position players that were selected to the initial watch list. The American Athletic Conference had a total of 26 position players on the watch list with Tulane’s five tying SMU for the most in the conference. This is the 11th year of the Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List. All players that made the list were evaluated by the Senior Bowl and tape-based grades were logged on hundreds of other prospects. Every player on this list is eligible to participate in an all-star game as either a 2019 graduate or true four-year player (with five or more games played in three previous seasons).

The initial watch list is just the starting point. Senior tape is the most critical criteria for selection and every senior will be re-evaluated based on their tape this fall.

Haynesworth was a First Team All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) selection in 2022. He played and started all 14 games at center.  He aided the Tulane offense to average 36 points, 441.4 yards while totaling 30 passing touchdowns and 34 rushing touchdowns in 2022.  Haynesworth blocked in front of the 2022 American Athletic Conference (AAC) Offensive Player of the Year in Tyjae Spears. He also served as one of the team’s four elected captains for the 2022 season.

Pines was a First Team All-AAC selection in 2022. He played and started all 14 games at guard. He aided the Tulane offense to average 36 points, 441.4 yards while totaling 30 passing touchdowns and 34 rushing touchdowns in 2022.  Pines also blocked in front of the 2022 American Athletic Conference (AAC) Offensive Player of the Year in Tyjae Spears.

Wire is in his first year at Tulane after transferring from LSU. Wire played in four games last year with one start. In his career as a member of the Tigers he played in 26 games with 11 starts.

Pratt is coming off a 2022 season in which he played in and started 13 games, went 215 for 338 in passing, had a 63.6 completion percentage (third best in a single season), threw for 3,009 yards (fourth most in a single season), threw for 27 touchdowns (third most in a single season) and had a 161.8 passing efficiency rating. He also finished second all-time at the school in a single season with his 5.4 touchdown to interception ratio and with his 8.9 yards per attempt. Pratt also finished second on the team in 2022 with his 129 carries for 478 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 10 rushing touchdowns are the second-most ever recorded by a Tulane quarterback in a single season. In his career, Pratt has started 35 games while completing 544 of 920 passes for 7,196 yards and 68 passing touchdowns. He also has had 349 rushing attempts for 849 yards and 23 touchdowns. He enters the season ranking in the top-10 in the career record books at Tulane in lowest interception ratio (1st – 2.28), passing efficiency (1st – 144.7), passing touchdowns (3rd – 68), completion percentage (4th – 59.1), passing yards per game (4th-205.6), passing yards (5th – 7,196), completions (6th – 544), 300-yard passing games (6th – 5), completions per game (7th – 15.54) and yards per completion (7th – 13.22). His 68 passing touchdowns are only two from reaching Shaun King for second and only four from tying the Patrick Ramsey’s school record.

Monroe was First Team All-AAC last season. He led the team and ranked 10th in the conference in interceptions. He placed sixth overall on the squad with his 49 tackles while playing in 14 games with six starts. He also intercepted 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

Earlier in the summer, Tulane was voted as the preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in the annual media poll and voted No. 23 nationally in the USA TODAY SPORTS / AFCA Preseason Coaches Poll. The squad checked in at No. 24 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll on August 14. The program has preseason candidates for the Rimington Trophy (Sincere Haynesworth), the Paul Hornung Award (Jha’Quan Jackson), the Wuerffel Trophy (Michael Pratt), the Patrick Mannelly Award (Ethan Hudak), the Maxwell Award (Michael Pratt), the Outland Trophy (Sincere Haynesworth and Prince Pines), the Bronko Nagurski Award (Darius Hodges and Jarius Monroe), the Davey O’Brien Award (Michael Pratt), the Jim Thorpe Award (Jarius Monroe), the Walter Camp Award (Michael Pratt) the Bednarik Award (Jarius Monroe and Patrick Jenkins), a Second Team Preseason All-American by the Athletic, a preseason candidate for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award (Sincere Haynesworth) and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (Michael Pratt).

This season, Tulane brings back four of the team’s five starters on the offensive line (Sincere Haynesworth, Prince Pines, Josh Remetich, Rashad Green), two of the team’s top three rushers (Michael Pratt and Shaadie Clayton-Johnson), the starting quarterback (Pratt), two of the top four receivers (Jha’Quan Jackson and Lawrence Keys III), the team’s punter (Casey Glover), the team’s kicker (Valentino Ambrosio), the team’s leader in interceptions (Jarius Monroe) and three of the five leading defensive players in tackles for loss (Patrick Jenkins, Darius Hodges and Keith Cooper Jr.).

In 2022, Tulane’s football team completed an unprecedented 12-2 campaign, culminating with an American Athletic Conference title and a 46-45 win over USC in the Cotton Bowl. At season’s end, the Green Wave finished with a ninth overall ranking, the second-highest in program history. Tulane opens the 2023 season at Yulman Stadium hosting South Alabama on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the upcoming football and volleyball campaigns can be purchased by calling 504-861-WAVE (9283), logging on to TulaneTix.com or visiting the ticket office at the James W. Wilson Jr. Center.

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About Reese’s Senior Bowl
The Reese’s Senior Bowl is widely regarded as the preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. The longest continual-running all-star game has taken place in Mobile the past 74 years. More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, and over 1,100 media members from around the country were credentialed last year. In each of the past three years, the Reese’s Senior Bowl has had 100 or more players drafted and over 40 percent of the entire draft class, which are both record-setting figures for any all-star game.

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