Former Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb confirmed he will be playing in the Senior Bowl in Mobile on Jan. 26. It will be the third straight week McCalebb, who is a member of the “Stars” team along with John Sullen and Daren Bates for Saturday’s Raycom College Football All-Star Classic at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl, takes part in an all-star game.
He had seven carries for 38 yards and a 16-yard reception in last week’s Casino Del-Sol All-Star Game.
McCalebb, who had 94 carries for 570 yards with six touchdowns and 18 receptions for 132 yards in addition to his 23 kick returns for 523 yards with a touchdown this season, joins former Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen on the Senior Bowl roster. Lutzenkirchen will not be able to play as he continues to recover from hip surgery which ended his senior season prematurely.
Alabama’s Nico Johnson, Robert Lester, Carson Tinker – who also in town for Saturday’s game, Michael Williams and Barrett Jones will also be at the Senior Bowl. Jones won’t play due to a foot injury.
AL.com first reported McCalebb had been added to the roster.
Burgess’ apartment robbed of rings
The 2010 BCS National Championship and SEC Championship rings belonging to Auburn tight end Blake Burgess were stolen from his off-campus apartment on Tuesday, according to Auburn police Captain Tom Stofer.
“The rings that were stolen from him have a great deal of sentimental value and he would certainly like to get those back,” Stofer said. “We’ll do the best we can to try to help him recover his rings.”
An Auburn athletics spokesman was unable to say if the rings would be replaced for Burgess in the event they cannot be found. The spokesman declined to comment on the burglary.
An Xbox video game console and an AU Letterman’s jacket with the number 63 on the collar were also stolen from the apartment, which was unlocked, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to Stofer. Burgess, who wore number 48 this season, wore 63 during the 2010 season.
Stofer said Burgess’ roommate, who he did not identify, reported approximately $30 in cash was also taken from the apartment, which is located on the 400 block of North Donahue Drive near the Auburn campus.