Utah football: Bergstrom to play in Senior Bowl

Published: Thursday, Jan. 12 2012 10:36 a.m. MST

Utah Utes offensive linesman Tony Bergstrom (70) and daughter celebrate with the team after the University of Utah defeats Oregon State University 27-8 to win their first conference PAC12 football game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah right tackle Tony Bergstrom is a wanted man.

Since capping his career with the Utes in the Sun Bowl, the first-team All-Pac-12 honoree has been invited to participate in two all-star games and next months NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Its cool, Bergstrom said. Its nice to be wanted.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive lineman has signed with an agent and is working out at the Athletes Performance Institute in Tempe, Ariz. He fielded invitations to both the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, but ultimately chose the latter.

Its an honor, Bergstrom said. I couldnt believe how awesome it was to be invited.

The Senior Bowl will be played Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala., and will be broadcast on the NFL Network (2 p.m., MT).

In late February, Bergstrom will be in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. A Pro Day at Utah will follow before the NFL Draft takes place April 26-28.

With so many opportunities ahead, Bergstrom said hes busy preparing and just living the dream for as long as I can.

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