Wake lineman gets late invite to Senior Bowl

Wake Forest offensive guard Joe Looney received a late invitation to the 63rd Annual Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. According to Wake Forest's sports information office, Looney was added to the North roster late Monday as a replacement for center Garth Gerhart of Arizona State, who suffered an injury.

Looney was Wake Forest’s highest-rated offensive lineman in 2011, grading out at 86 percent for the season and leading the team with 79.5 knockdown blocks. Looney was the first Demon Deacon chosen to the Senior Bowl since Alphonso Smith, Aaron Curry and Chip Vaughn were named to the team in 2009.