NFL Legends Donnie Edwards, Torry Holt, Tony Richardson and Mike Rucker will serve as the 2019 Senior Bowl Legends captains.
"These four Legends captains represent the total embodiment of the game, both on and off the field," said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. "They will inspire these student-athletes with hands-on expertise, the values of the game and the competitive spirit that characterized their combined 49 years of NFL playing experience."
Richardson and Rucker will serve as the Legends captains for the North team, while Edwards and Holt will represent the South.
"The Reese's Senior Bowl is honored to have the NFL Legends program associated with our game for a second year," said Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl." Torry Holt, Tony Richardson, Donnie Edwards and Mike Rucker are all consummate professionals and our game's players will greatly benefit from their mentorship during the week."
Donnie Edwards: A two-time All-Pro selection at linebacker, Edwards enjoyed a 13-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers. Since 2000, Edwards is one of two players with at least 125 tackles in seven consecutive seasons (2000-06). He is also one of 15 players since 1982 with 20 sacks (23.5) and 20 interceptions (28) in their career. After retiring, Edwards devoted himself to philanthropy and supporting the U.S. military, including being a part of the NFL Legends USO Tour in Japan this past year.
Torry Holt: A seven-time Pro-Bowl selection, Holt was a vital part of the St. Louis Rams “Greatest Show on Turf” team that won Super Bowl XXXIV. A member of the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s, Holt played 10 of his 11 seasons with the Rams. He is the only player in NFL history to record 1,300 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons and he ranks second in Rams' franchise history in receptions (869), receiving yards (12,660) and touchdown catches (74).
Tony Richardson: A three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection at fullback, Richardson played in the NFL for 16 years with the Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets. Known for blocking for running backs such as Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson and Adrian Peterson, Richardson also led the Chiefs in rushing in 2000. He was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2016 and earned a spot on the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Mike Rucker: A second-round selection in 1999, Rucker enjoyed an eight-year career with the Carolina Panthers. In 2003, Rucker recorded a career-high 12 sacks, earning Pro Bowl honors and helping the Panthers get to their first Super Bowl appearance. A vital member of the 1995 and 1997 Nebraska national championship teams, Rucker ranks in the top ten on the school's all-time list of tackles for loss. Rucker is a commentator for preseason Panthers games on the Panthers Television Network.
The 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL. For complete information on the game, visit: https://www.seniorbowl.com/.