Arkansas State WRs Kirk Merritt & Omar Bayless will play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Red Wolves in 90: Bayless to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Arkansas State juggles bowl prep & recruiting

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A pair of Red Wolf receivers will play in the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

Arkansas State WRs Kirk Merritt and Omar Bayless accepted invites to the 2020 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be in Pasadena, California to look for future pro talent.

Merritt shined the last two seasons with the Red Wolves. He earned Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year honors in 2018 and a spot on the All-Sun Belt 1st Team in 2019.

Bayless put his name into the A-State and conference record books. The Sun Belt Player of the Year leads FBS with 1,473 receiving yards. He also posted the most receiving touchdowns in school and Sun Belt history with 16, a total that ranks second nationally. The Laurel, Mississippi native also has 84 receptions this season, good for 3rd in A-State history.

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is January 18th, 2020. Kickoff is at 6:00pm Central Time on NFL Network.

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