Colquitt County’s Cole Segraves has been selected to play in the second AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl.
The game, specifically designed to showcase the state’s top junior football players, will be played on Friday, Dec. 30, at Grady Stadium in Atlanta.
Segraves will be one of 90 top high school football underclassmen who will be in Atlanta for the five-day developmental program known as Rising Seniors, founded by former Dallas Cowboy Izell Reese and former Thomas County Central, Georgia Tech and Buffalo Bill running back Joe Burns.
Rising Seniors was created to assist high school juniors with their athletic, academic and social development while preparing them for their senior year and instilling in them the necessary tools to thrive academically, athletically and socially.
The AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl is now held annually in association with the NFL Players Association, Rawlings, AT&T, NFL, and Curing Kids Cancer.
This year a free clinic will also be offered on Friday, Dec. 30, for any freshmen, sophomore or junior looking to expand his knowledge of the game while learning the fundamentals of his position.
The clinic will be sponsored by NCSA Athletic Recruiting and taught by NFL players and high school coaches.
Segraves is the second Packer selected for the game. Offensive lineman Preston Mobley played in last year’s inaugural game, which was held at Hallford Stadium. Mobley played on the West team, which defeated the East 20-18.
Segraves and Lassiter’s Eddie Printz will be the two quarterbacks for the West team.
Also on the West team’s roster are tight end Jack Banda, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche and running back Wayne Gallman of Grayson; cornerback J.J. Green and linebacker Jarrad Davis of Camden County; and offensive lineman Alex Stoehr and safety Donnie Miles of North Gwinnett.
Segraves helped lead Colquitt County to the state semifinals in his first year as the Packers starting quarterback.
He completed 160-of-268 passes for 2,115 yards and 17 touchdowns, while throwing just six interceptions.
In the four postseason games, Segraves was 52-for-80 for 779 yards and three touchdowns. His fourth-down touchdown pass to Bobby Hill and 2-point conversion completion to Ty Smith with 33 seconds left engineered the upset of Camden County in the quarterfinals.