Big Ten sends 11 to Texas vs. The Nation game

January 14, 2009 5:00 PM

Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

The Senior Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game aren't the only places to see Big Ten seniors play before the NFL combine. The third annual Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge will feature 11 players from the Big Ten. The game pits top players who grew up in Texas or played for Texas colleges against players from around the country, though several players on the Texas team don't have strong ties to the Lone Star State.

Here's the list of Big Ten players participating in the game, to be played Jan. 31 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.


  • Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood
  • Ohio State defensive tackle Nader Abdallah
  • Penn State cornerback Lydell Sargeant


  • Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter
  • Penn State guard Rich Ohrnberger
  • Penn State tackle Gerald Cadogan
  • Illinois defensive end Derek Walker
  • Michigan defensive tackle Will Johnson
  • Illinois linebacker Brit Miller
  • Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto
  • Michigan long snapper Sean Griffin
Here are the full rosters for the game.

Big Ten Conference, Texas vs. The Nation, Jordan Norwood, Nader Abdallah, Lydell Sargeant, Curtis Painter, Rich Ohrnberger, Gerald Cadogan, Derek Walker, Will Johnson, Brit Miller, Anthony Scirrotto, Sean Griffin

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