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Auburn’s Ricardo Louis leads National Team in receiving at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

National team defensive lineman Tylor Harris (90), of Wake Forest, raises the trophy with teammates after they defeated the American team 18-17 in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl football game in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
National team defensive lineman Tylor Harris (90), of Wake Forest, raises the trophy with teammates after they defeated the American team 18-17 in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl football game in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The National Team won the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Saturday 18-17 over the American Team thanks to six field goals Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson.

Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis contributed to the winning effort leading the National Team with three catches for 37 yards.

The game was a chance for Louis to showcase his skills in front of NFL scouts. The NFLPA Bowl is one of three offseason all-star games for collegiate athletes preparing for the draft.

Louis continued to prove he has no problem adjusting to different quarterbacks catching a pass from each of the National Team’s three quarterbacks.

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s lone completion was to Louis for 6 yards in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Louis’ 13-yard reception from Matt Johnson helped set up a 42-yard field goal.

Ammon Olsen hit Louis for 18 yards in the third quarter to put the ball inside the American 40-yard line. The drive ended with a 39-yard field goal from Andrew Baggett.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder led Auburn with 46 catches for 716 yards and three touchdowns his senior season. He finished 11th all-time with 98 receptions and 15th with 1,338 career receiving yards.

NFLDraftScout.com has Louis ranked 48th out of draft-eligible receivers. The site projects him as an undrafted free agent.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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