Insider Guide: 75th Annual Reese's Senior Bowl

The Draft Starts in Mobile and you don’t want to miss it! In Hancock-Whitney Stadium on Saturday, February 3rd, the Reese’s Senior Bowl will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. This game is a stage that brings together elite draft prospects from around the country to showcase their talents and connect with coaches and decision-makers from all 32 NFL teams. It is nationally regarded as the preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. Last year, the game produced 100 total picks for the third straight year which represented 40 percent of the entire NFL draft.


We are beyond excited to watch all these talented men and more take the field on February 3rd. Check out the full list of 2024 NFL prospects who have accepted their Senior Bowl invite, here.


First time attending the Reese’s Senior Bowls? Welcome! Here are a few helpful hints for a seamless experience. 

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now! The game will be played in Hancock-Whitney Stadium on Saturday, February 3rd at Noon CST.

The first 5,000 fans to enter Hancock Whitney Stadium will receive a free Bobblehead collectible of one of the Senior Bowl’s 75th Anniversary Team LEGENDS! *what time does the stadium open and need a link/list of the legends* 10 a.m.


The 75th Anniversary Team Legends selections were made by a public online fan vote, a poll of all 32 NFL general managers, and consideration from the Senior Bowl’s selection committee. Of the fourty-one players selected, the lineup includes 19 Pro Football Hall of Famers, 8 NFL MVP awards, 119 All-Pro 1st-Team selections, 63 All-Pro 2nd-Team selections, 253 Pro Bowl selections, 3 Rookie of the Year selections, 2 Offensive Rookie of the Year selections, 5 Defensive Rookie of the Year selections, 8 NFL Defensive Player of the Year selections, 4 AFC & NFC Defensive Player of the Year selections, and 5 NFL Offensive Player of the Year selections.

GAMEDAY FESTIVITIES: Enjoy a packed day full of fun and football. All events listed are open to the public.

9:30 a.m.- Senior Bowl Fan Fest begins on the southwest lawn of the Hancock Whitney Stadium! This family-friendly fun zone will include food trucks, inflatables, yard games, and other family-centric activities. Meet and greet with the New Orleans Saints Cheer Krewe and college mascots nationwide!

10:00 a.m.- Path to the Draft…think Alabama’s Walk of Champions or Auburn’s Tiger Walk! Watch the players on their way into the stadium and have the chance to get up close and high-five your favorite college football players. *They will pass through the south side parking lot (105).*

11:00 a.m.- The 75th Anniversary Team Legends will make their entrance into the stadium. Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and high-five these NFL LEGENDS! *They will, also, pass through the south side parking lot (105).*

Noon- Kickoff! If you want to watch from home the game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.


Senior Bowl Food & Beverage Tour: Starting January 22nd with the purchase of your Senior Bowl game ticket, you will receive 10% off your bill at participating vendors. All you have to do it show your email confirmation of your purchased ticket at checkout.

Senior Bowl Player Parade: On Friday, February 2nd at 6 p.m. the players will parade the streets of downtown Mobile. Joining the festivities will be the 75th Anniversary Legends, nationwide collegiate mascots, the energic New Orleans Saints Cheer Krewe, and the dynamic South Alabama Cheerleaders. And to add the excitement the Order of Inca parade will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m.

Postgame Celebration: On Saturday, February 3rd immediately following the parades in Mardi Gras Park, the Counting Crows will take the stage for a FREE concert and undoubtedly will rock the night away. Don’t miss out on this memorable postgame celebration!


The inaugural Senior Bowl was played in Jacksonville, Florida in 1950 and moved to Mobile, Alabama the following year, where it has become an annual tradition for over seven decades.  The long, rich history of the Senior Bowl includes 56 players who have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and many of those all-time greats will be part of this year’s 75th Anniversary Team.  1

Some of the legendary names on the ballot will include quarterbacks Dan Marino and Brett Favre, running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Curtis Martin, wide receivers Terrell Owens and Hines Ward, offensive linemen Larry Allen and Steve Hutchinson, defensive ends Michael Strahan and DeMarcus Ware, defensive tackles Aaron Donald and Bryant Young, outside linebackers Von Miller and John Abraham, inside linebackers Derrick Brooks and Brian Urlacher, safeties Brian Dawkins and LeRoy Butler, and cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Aeneas Williams.2

There are approximately 500 Senior Bowl alumni on current NFL rosters. In the 75-year history of the game, the Senior Bowl has featured 53 Pro Football Hall of Fame members, including Joe Namath, Joe Greene, Walter Payton and Dan Marino. Current players such as Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Bobby Wagner, and Russell Wilson have participated. 3

“The Reese’s Senior Bowl is very appreciative of the longstanding relationship it enjoys with the National Football League and we take pride in the fact that the Senior Bowl being played in Mobile, Alabama is one of the NFL’s greatest traditions. Last year, we credentialed over 900 club personnel from all 32 teams. As someone that scouted in the league for almost two decades, I know that coaches and scouts look forward to their annual visit to Mobile,” said Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy.4

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  3. National Football League 2024, NFL Football Operations Website, National Football League, accessed 15 January 2024, ↩︎
  4. National Football League 2024, NFL Football Operations Website, National Football League, accessed 15 January 2024, ↩︎