LSU wide receiver Travin Dural has earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl, becoming the fifth Tiger to be invited to the January all-star game in Mobile.
Dural, a third-year starter from Breaux Bridge, joins center Ethan Pocic, cornerback Tre'Davious White and linebackers Duke Riley and Kendell Beckwith as LSU players to receive Senior Bowl invites. Only Riley has accepted his invitation thus far.
Dural also has an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, another senior all-star game played each January in Carson, California. Other LSU players invited to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl include outside linebacker Tashawn Bower, offensive guard Josh Boutte, tight end Colin Jeter and defensive tackle Christian LaCouture.
LaCouture suffered a season-ending knee injury during a preseason practice and is not expected to seek a redshirt.
Along with three other starters, Dural did not play in the Tigers' regular season finale against Texas A&M due to an undisclosed injury. He bypassed on an opportunity to enter the NFL draft after his junior year and is currently second on the team in receptions (28) and third in receiving yards (280).
He has just one receiving touchdown on the season, which came in LSU's season-opening loss to Wisconsin.
Dural is projected as a second to third-round NFL draft pick. He led the Tigers in receiving as a sophomore in 2014 and was second in 2015 after missing the final two games of the season with a ruptured hamstring.
In 45 career games with 29 starts, Dural has hauled in 100 passes for 1,716 yards and 13 touchdowns. His 94-yard receiving touchdown against Sam Houston State in 2014 is the longest in school history.
Ross Dellenger contributed to this report.