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Malcolm Roach accepts invite to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The fourth-year player leads all current Longhorns in tackles for loss

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 15 USC at Texas Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Texas Longhorns defensive lineman Malcolm Roach has accepted an invite to this year’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, officials announced Thursday.

The bowl game was founded in 2012 as a means to provide an opportunity for prospective players to showcase their talents in front of coaches, personnel staff and general managers from all 32 NFL teams. Notably alumni in the NFL include Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Shaquill Griffin, among others.

For the 2019 season, Roach was one of six Longhorns selected to be a team captain. A senior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was named preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports, was a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in spring 2018, and was named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list earlier this year. During Roach’s freshman season in 2016, he earned the accolade of Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.

In the Longhorns’ most recent win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Roach finished the game with four tackles, including two for loss, and a sack. With 21 tackles for a loss over his four years in Austin in the lead up to the bowl season, he leads all current Longhorns.