MOBILE, Ala. (Aug. 24, 2012) - William and Mary standout cornerback B.W. Webb has been selected to the Senior Bowl Watch List. The list includes the nation's top seniors and NFL prospects from around the nation, as the top 100 seniors in the country will be invited to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
"The Senior Bowl is very pleased to announce our first-ever 'official' Watch List," Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage said in a press release. "We want both college and pro football fans to enjoy tracking the players on our list as they begin their journey towards the Senior Bowl and the 2013 NFL Draft. We have included prospects from almost every level of the college game and look forward to monitoring their progress throughout the upcoming season."
Webb is one of just 29 players on the Senior Bowl Watch List from a non-FBS school.
While the start of the 2012 campaign is still a week away, Webb has already collected a number of accolades during the preseason. In addition to being selected to the Buchanan Award Watch List, which includes the top 20 defensive players at the FCS level, he was chosen as a preseason All-American by The Sports Network, College Sporting News and Phil Steele. He also garnered preseason All-CAA distinction at the league's annual media day last month.
The Newport News, Va., native continued to establish himself as one of the country's top cornerbacks last season and earned first-team all-conference honors for the second consecutive year. Last fall, he finished the season with 40 tackles, 3.0 tackles for a loss and two interceptions.
One of the most-decorated players in Colonial Athletic Association history, Webb has earned six all-conference postseason honors during the past three seasons. During that time, he has totaled 11 career interceptions and currently ranks tied for eighth on W&M's all-time list.
The Tribe will open the 2012 season when it plays at Maryland on Sept. 1.