Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, South Carolina’s Connor Shaw invited to Medal of Honor Bowl

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been invited to play in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston on Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Quarterbacks Tajh Boyd of Clemson and Connor Shaw of South Carolina have been extended invitations to participate in the Medal of Honor all-star football game set for The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium in January.


What: College football all-star game

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014

Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium

The inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl is slated for 3 p.m. on Jan. 11.

Boyd and Shaw were among 25 college players extended invitations Friday by Brian Woods, executive director of the Medal of Honor Bowl. NFL scouts and coaches are expected to attend a week of practice before the game to compile reports on prospective draft picks.

Other players to receive invitations were Clemson lineman Brandon Thomas; receiver Corey Washington of Newberry, a graduate of North Charleston High School; Furman lineman Dakota Dozier; Coastal Carolina receiver Matt Hazel; Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon; and Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch.

Players invited:

QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson

QB Connor Shaw, South Carolina

OL Brandon Thomas, Clemson

WR Corey Washington, Newberry

OL Dakota Dozier, Furman

WR Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina

RB/DB Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern

RB LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State

TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia

LB Xavius Boyd, Western Kentucky

QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

CB Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss

DB Brandon Dixon, NW Missouri State

WR Ryan Grant, Tulane

DE Cody Bauer, Rice

CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

OT Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State

TE Chase Dixon, Central Arkansas

SS Daniel Sorenson, BYU

LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

RB Trey Watts, Tulsa

DE Daniel Riley, Harding

RB Timothy Flanders, Sam Houston State

FS Parker Orms, Colorado

WR Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest

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