With lots of news concerning coaching fires and hires (read about our new football staffers here, here, and here) alongside incoming transfers and outgoing players, the Baylor Football team is full of excitement after the 2022 season! The summer time is my least favorite part of the year when we have absolutely no college sports to watch and consume, but the football postseason is almost just as dreary to me without my favorite games on. Thankfully we still have some college football in the coming weeks as several Baylor Football players will participate in postseason bowl games before the 2023 NFL Draft! The postseason bowl games are exciting to watch since they not only give outgoing college athletes one more chance to challenge each other before they move on, but they also preview what we’ll have to look forward to seeing of the players when they’re (hopefully) in the NFL.
Of the Baylor athletes who already participated in postseason bowl games, S Christian Morgan (who in his career amassed 154 tackles with 7.5 for a loss of 24 yards, 2 sacks for a loss of 16 yards, 7 interceptions, 19 passes deflected, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 blocked kicks) competed in the College Gridiron Showcase from January 7-11 in Fort Worth, OL Khalil Keith and Grant Miller were in the Hula Bowl on January 14 in Orlando, and OL Jacob Gall showed in the Tropical Bowl on January 21 in Orlando as well. In the upcoming postseason bowl games, we’ll see LB Dillon Doyle (totaled 225 tackles with 11.5 for a loss of 30 yards, 2 sacks for a loss of 14 yards, 3 interceptions, 8 passes deflected, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery; 9 carries for 18 yards and 1 TD; and 3 catches for 6 yards and 2 TDs as the first player in program and league history to be named all-conference at an offensive and defensive position in 2022), CB Mark Milton (recorded 97 tackles with for a loss of 2 yards, 1 interception, 9 passes deflected, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery), TE Ben Sims (notched 78 catches for 785 yards and 12 TDs and 2 carries for 2 yards and 2 TDs), and OL Grant Miller in the NFLPA Bowl on January 28 in Los Angeles and DL Siaki Ika (had 49 tackles with 8.5 for a loss of 40 yards, 4.5 sacks for a loss of 30 yards, and 3 passes deflected) in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on February 4 in Mobile.