Two former BYU Cougars make noise during Senior Bowl

BYU’s Harvey Langi and Jamaal Williams stood out in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

MOBILE, AL – Harvey Langi and Jamaal Williams received invitations to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in recognition of their outstanding college careers. That stardom continued Saturday as they participated in the bowl game – both were on the South team.

Williams quickly garnered positive reviews during the week’s practices and earned recognition as the best running back during the practices. Several scouts and draft analysts praised him more his physicality, breakaway speed, and quickness. His play resulted in several scouts saying he was the best running back at the Senior Bowl projecting him to be a third or fourth round pick for the NFL draft.

Williams recorded the first tackle of the game on the opening kick off. In his time in the backfield, Williams carried the ball eight times for 29 yards with a long of nine yards. He also caught two passes out of the backfield for nine yards.

Langi was recognized for his size and strength as well as his unique skill set which saw him featured at various positions from defensive end, inside and outside linebacker, and running back during his BYU career.

On Saturday, Langi entered the game during the second defensive series for the South team and recorded two assisted tackles and a tackle for loss. Langi showed outstanding play in the game and finished with several tackles and had a key interception to secure the South team’s win over the North. The North’s Nathan Peterman completed a six yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones to make the score 15-16. The North looked to take the lead as they attempt a two-point conversion but Langi showed impressive ball skills on a tipped ball to come away with the interception securing the win for the South.

The next step for the two players will be the NFL combine which begins February 28th.

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