UConn football: 3 Huskies to play in Senior Bowl

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills (11) is tackled by Connecticut's Yawin Smallwood, top right, and Trevardo Williams in the second half of an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Connecticut won 24-21. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills (11) is tackled by Connecticut’s Yawin Smallwood, top right, and Trevardo Williams in the second half of an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Connecticut won 24-21. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

John F. Silver

The University of Connecticut’s No. 10 ranked defense will be well represented at the Senior Bowl in January.

Defensive end Trevardo Williams and corners Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Dwayne Gratz were all selected to participate in the college showcase, which is a a major attraction for NFL scouts.  

Williams totaled a team-high 11.5 sacks and led the league with 0.96 per game this past season.  Williams finished his four year career at Connecticut as the all-time leader in sacks with 30.5.

Wreh-Wilson and Gratz were longtime starters and were staples in the secondary for four years. Gratz finished his career with 41 career starts while Wreh-Wilson had 39. Gratz led the Huskies this past season with three interceptions while Wreh-Wilson had one.

The Huskies have had a player selected in the NFL Draft in each of the past six years. Last year Kendall Reyes was a second round pick of the San Diego Chargers.

The most players the Huskies have draft were four each in 2009 and 2011.

The Senior Bowl takes place Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala.