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Kevin Norrell invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

STONY BROOK - SEPTEMBER 22, 2012: Stony Brook's

STONY BROOK - SEPTEMBER 22, 2012: Stony Brook's Kevin Norrell (3) flies up the left side after a reception in the second half. Stony Brook defeated Colgate 32-31.Colgate University at Stony Brook University football. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook wide receiver Kevin Norrell, who led the Football Championship Subdivision in yards per catch (21.0) last season, has accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA-sponsored Collegiate Bowl all-star game Jan. 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will be televised live on ESPN2, and ESPNU will provide live practice coverage during the week.

Norrell joins Seawolves running back Miguel Maysonet on the postseason all-star circuit, which should provide a visibility boost for coach Chuck Priore’s football program. Maysonet, who was runnerup for the Walter Payton Award as FCS player of the year, has been invited to the prestigious East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla., but to play in that game, he first must obtain a release from the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic played that same day in Montgomery, Ala.

Stony Brook’s two straight FCS playoff appearances coincided with Norrell’s emergence as a deep-strike threat. As a senior, Norrell caught 66 passes for 1,388 yards and 15 touchdowns, and he set Big South conference records for yards, yards per game (106.8) and yards per catch. He also set a school record with a 214-yard game against Charleston Southern. Norrell, a Los Angeles native who transferred from Washington State, earned All-America honors from The Sports Network, Associated Press and Phil Steele.