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Etta-Tawo misses Senior Bowl with injury as South beats North, 16-15

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An unfortunate end to the week for the Syracuse receiver.

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl-North Practice Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo had a great start to Senior Bowl practices down in Mobile, Ala. and appeared to be primed for a break-out game for the North team.

However, after dislocating a finger during practice, he ended up being held out of the game on Sunday.

The South won by a score of 16-15, holding off the North in the final minutes. The North team scored with just under two minutes to go to make it 16-15, but opted to go for two and the win rather than tie the game at 16.

Nine different North receivers caught a total of 17 passes from Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman. Northwestern’s Zay Jones was the team’s leading receiver, grabbing six for 68 yards and a touchdown. Toledo running back earned “most outstanding” honors for the North, with 118 rushing yards on 15 carries, plus one catch for 11 yards. The North squad probably could’ve used another target like Etta-Tawo out there, especially after his strong early week of practice.

Still, according to CNY’s News 10 (see injury link above), Etta-Tawo’s week wasn’t all for naught. The standout grad transfer met with 20 NFL franchises outside of practices, and sitting out with an injury won’t hurt his draft stock at all.

We’ll be seeing Etta-Tawo at the Scouting Combine soon.