FIU football fans can watch senior strong safety Johnathan Cyprien in the Senior Bowl Saturday, Jan. 26.
The bowl, held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala, will start at 4 p.m. ET and be televised on the NFL Network and streamed live on NFL.com.
Sports writer Josh Katzenstein for the Detroit News says Cyprien easily stood out during Senior Bowl practices this week. “His body is the most physically imposing of any defensive back on the North squad, and he made his presence felt when he put one of the week’s biggest hits on UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin, and then immediately fired some trash talk in Franklin’s direction.”
Cyprien also spoke to the Miami Dolphin’s John Congemi about his mindset as he looked to impress NFL scouts. Watch here.
Cyprien was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference First-Team this offseason after a standout senior year for the Panthers. The postseason recognition from the Sun Belt was the fourth in his collegiate career. He was named to the second-team his sophomore and junior seasons and honorable mention as a freshman. He was also tapped a First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference pick by the Phil Steele publication.
The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from the 32 National Football League teams.