Four Cyclone seniors to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl


Brian Peavy walks onto the field during the first half of the Valero Alamo Bowl Game Dec. 28.

Noah Rohlfing

Four of Iowa State football’s graduating seniors will take part in one more collegiate game before potentially reaching the NFL. 

The Cyclones announced on Thursday that four departing seniors — cornerback Brian Peavy, linebacker Willie Harvey, wide receiver Matthew Eaton and defensive back D’Andre Payne — have been invited to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 19 at the Rose Bowl Stadium. 

Harvey, Peavy and Payne are on the American Team, which will be coached by former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano. Eaton is on the National Team, coached by former Vikings head coach Mike Tice.

The NFLPA Bowl will host scouts and staff from all 32 teams and presents an opportunity for the now-former Cyclones to make their case to be selected in the draft. The game will be shown live on FS1 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.