MOBILE, Ala. - Since his arrival in Mobile, Alabama, last weekend to begin practice, Newberry College's Heath Benedict has drawn attention from all over the nation for his skills. On Thursday, his prominence on the national stage will surely rise as he is featured on the front page of ESPN.com .
The article written by Chris Low entitled "Benedict has grown up on the road to the Senior Bowl" is currently in rotation in the section of ESPN.com dedicated to the Senior Bowl.
The ESPN.com story is the most noticable of many articles on the internet about Benedict this week. The lineman has been featured in pieces available on NFL.com, SI.com and the official websites of at least four NFL franchises.
Practice sessions for the Senior Bowl have been aired in high definition on the NFL Network all week and Benedict - only the sixth Division II player in the game since 2000 and the first since Tusculum's Ricardo Colclough in 2004 - will showcase his talents in the Under Armour Senior Bowl on Saturday.
2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl
Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
When: Saturday, January 26
Kickoff: 4 p.m. Eastern
Channel: NFL Network (DirecTV channel 212 [HD available], Dish Network channel 154 [HD available], check with your provider for other networks)