Eddie Vanderdoes accepts invite to Senior Bowl

Eddie Vanderdoes celebrates a sack against Tyrone Swoopes #18 of the Texas Longhorns at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Eddie Vanderdoes celebrates a sack against Tyrone Swoopes #18 of the Texas Longhorns at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, the organization announced Monday. Vanderdoes, a fourth-year junior, is able to play in the showcase event despite leaving UCLA with a year left of eligibility.

One year removed from an ACL injury that ended his true junior season, Vanderdoes started 12 games for the Bruins in 2016. He was the target of constant double-teams and tallied 29 tackles with 1.5 sacks in his last year at UCLA.

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Eddie Vanderdoes declares for NFL Draft

Redshirt junior Eddie Vanderdoes officially traded his final year of eligibility at UCLA for a chance at the NFL on Monday, announcing on social media that he would be entering the NFL Draft this spring.

Vanderdoes was honored as a senior prior to UCLA’s last home game of the season this year and was carried off the field after his final practice, as is the UCLA tradition for seniors.

In replacing Kenny Clark, who declared for the NFL Draft early last year, Vanderdoes had 29 tackles this season with 1.5 sacks while starting all 12 games for the Bruins. His 29 tackles were a career-low for him in a season, except for 2014 when he played only one game before tearing his ACL. Continue reading

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Video: Eddie Vanderdoes, Nate Iese, Conor McDermott

Defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes talks about the dangers of the Washington State defense and staying focused at a critical time of the year.

Tight end Nate Iese talks about his confidence in Mike Fafaul and how he can make life a little easier for the back-up if Fafaul starts this week.

Offensive lineman Conor McDermott talks about trying to break through on offense and what he’s seen from Fafaul this week.

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