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Wisconsin RB Corey Clement accepts Senior Bowl invite

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Another Badgers standout will participate in the renowned year-end event.

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Wisconsin running back Corey Clement has accepted an invite from the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., the all-star game’s official Twitter profile announced on Tuesday.

Clement ran for 1,304 yards and 14 touchdowns this season on 292 carries. After an injury-plagued, underwhelming junior season, Clement embraced his role as one of the leaders of the Badgers and was able to eclipse 3,000 yards for his UW career heading into the Cotton Bowl.

The Glassboro, N.J., native will join outside linebacker Vince Biegel at the game representing Wisconsin, with practices running from Jan. 24 through Jan. 26.

The game will take place at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile on Jan. 28 (1:30 p.m. CT, NFL Network).

All-star games like the Senior Bowl typically aren’t conducive to impressive performances for running backs, but Clement will have a week’s worth of practices to impress the coaches at the event. The all-star game circuit is the beginning of the off-season interviewing process for NFL teams.

The Senior Bowl has been kind to the Badgers in recent years. Outside linebacker Joe Schobert played well in the game a year ago, and was the first pick in the fourth round by the Cleveland Browns (99th overall) a year ago.

In 2015, right tackle Rob Havenstein used a solid week at the Senior Bowl and was drafted in the second round by the then-St. Louis Rams.

Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was injured and didn’t play in the 2014 game, but impressed enough and was drafted in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers.