Courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell senior football player
JC Tretter earned an invitation to play in the
2013 Senior Bowl, The The all-star game will be played in Mobile,
Ala. on Saturday, Jan. 26 and showcases many of the nation's top
NFL Draft prospects. The game will be broadcast on the NFL
Tretter, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League pick in 2012 at left tackle, is expected to play guard during the game and will also work at center during the week in front of coaching staffs and scouts from all 32 NFL teams. He is just the second Big Red player to earn an invite to the Senior Bowl, joining tackle Charles Metzler in 1952.
The 6-4, 300-pound Tretter has been responsible for protecting quarterback Jeff Mathews' blind side for two seasons, allowing the All-American quarterback to set numerous Cornell and Ivy League passing records. A preseason honorable mention FCS All-American by Beyond Sports College Network, he was part of a line that allowed the passing game to pile up 3,748 yards, a mark that ranked third in the FCS in 2012. He started each of his final 20 games at left tackle and is the first Big Red offensive lineman to earn first-team honors since Kevin Boothe in 2005. All of Tretter's success comes after spending only two seasons on the offensive line after opening his career at tight end. He was a high school quarterback and the Western New York small school Player of the Year in basketball as a senior at Akron HS.