Etheridge returned from a scary neck injury his junior year to finish with 69 tackles this season, second most on the team. He had three interceptions, including one in the BCS title game against Oregon, and returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown against Arkansas.
He started 47 games in his career, finishing with 261 tackles and four interceptions.
Etheridge is one of three Auburn players invited to the game, joining left tackle Lee Ziemba and linebacker Josh Bynes.
The game, which features the nation’s top college seniors, will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 3 p.m. CT. The game and practices will be televised live by the NFL Network.