Colin McCarthy headed to Senior Bowl

Former Miami linebacker Colin McCarthy has been selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl. McCarthy joins former teammates Allen Bailey and Leonard Hankerson in the prestigious showcase game set to be held at 4 p.m. ET on Jan. 29 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

As a senior in 2010, McCarthy led the Canes with 119 tackles and finished third in the ACC with an average of 10 tackles per game. His 119 tackles tied with Tavares Gooden (2007) for the most tackles by a Miami defender since safety Greg Threat had 136 in 2004.

McCarthy played in 49 games and earned 36 starts in his career -- 24 at outside linebacker and 12 on the inside, all coming during his senior year. He closed out his collegiate career with 308 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and nine quarterback hurries.