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2011 Senior Bowl Roster Features Eight Texas School Players

It's that time of year. College football all-star game season is upon us. The 2011 Senior Bowl will take place this Saturday the 29th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (40,646) in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is schedule for 3 p.m. CST, and will be aired on the NFL Network. Fore more information, check out the Senior Bowl's official website.

Let's now though take a quick look at the 2011 South Roster, and see what kind of Texas talent will be represented this Saturday as a whole new crop of college football players aims to make an impression and improve their draft stock leading up to next April's NFL Draft.

Sam Acho, DL, Texas

Curtis Brown, DB, Texas

Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

Edmond Gates, WR, Abilene Christian

Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU

Jake Kirkpatrick, OL, TCU

Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

Phil Taylor, DL, Baylor

Danny Watkins, OL, Baylor

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In a recent post, Mocking Dan mentioned 10 intriguing players to keep an eye on. The list included TCU's Andy Dalton, who was born and raised in Katy, Texas, before heading north to Dallas to play his college ball. Here's what Dan had to say about Dalton.

Andy Dalton | QB | TCU
It seems draftniks far and wide are in love with Dalton. While I think he's a solid quarterback – and certainly a winner – there's no area of his game that is stellar. To me, he's a good backup with some developmental potential.

Also included was Von Miller, a Wrecking Crew linebacker that played at a high level for the Aggies all year.

Von Miller | OLB | Texas A&M
This is a personal choice, to be honest. Most seem to love Miller. In fact, he was the South's media representative after players checked in, so he's highly considered. But what exactly can he do besides speed rush? This week will be big for Miller.

Keep an eye out for more Senior Bowl updates throughout the week both here, and at SB Nation's College Football Headquarters to have all of your Senior Bowl questions asked.

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