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Senior Bowl 2012 Rosters: Two Gators, Two Seminoles On South Team

The Gators' Chris Rainey is one of four players from Sunshine State schools who will take part in the 2012 Senior Bowl.

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(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Two Florida Gators and two Florida St. Seminoles will participate in the 2012 Senior Bowl, playing for the South team in the exhibition, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 28. Representing the Sunshine State are Seminoles linebacker Nigel Bradham, Gators defensive lineman Jaye Howard, Gators running back Chris Rainey, and Seminoles offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders.

Click here for the full 2012 Senior Bowl South roster, and here for the 2012 Senior Bowl North roster.

Bradham made a team-best 86 total tackles for the 'Noles during his senior season, dwarfing the total of the No.-2 man, Mike Harris, who posted 58. He made 9.5 tackles for loss, intercepted two passes, broke up seven other passes, and forced a fumble. His performance earned him an honorable mention in voting for the 2011 All-ACC Team.

Similarly, Florida's Howard received an honorable mention in his conference, the SEC, for his work on the defensive side of the ball. He ranked No. 3 on the team in total tackles (65), No. 2 in tackles for loss (10), No. 2 in sacks (5.5), and No. 1 in quarterback hurries (four).

Rainey led Florida with 202 plays from scrimmage and 1242 yards, scoring two touchdowns on the ground and two more through the air, capping off his Gators career with his most productive season to date.

NFL Network will broadcast the 2012 Senior Bowl at 3 Eastern on Jan. 28.

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