There’s been a recent trend of college football players skipping their team’s bowl game to stay healthy for NFL draft preparation. But that won’t be the case at Texas A&M.

During his press conference on Thursday, Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher said that all of his team’s healthy players will play in the Gator Bowl against N.C. State on Dec. 31. And that’s a decision that the Aggies’ players have made.

“It’s the last time you get to play with your teammates, but also it’s the last time you get to impress the scouts,” Fisher said during his press conference. “There have been a few guys who have gotten hurt in the past, but there haven’t been as many guys as you think. …

“All those guys want to finish, they want to win a bowl game, they haven’t been on the winning side of that, most of them, since they’ve been here.”

In Fisher’s first season at the helm, Texas A&M is 8-4. The Aggies ended the regular season with three straight wins, including a remarkable seven-overtime victory over LSU in the finale on Nov. 24.

With a bowl win, Texas A&M should end Fisher’s first season ranked in the AP Top 25 poll, which the Aggies’ coach noted would be a positive heading into next year.

Several Texas A&M players also shared their opinions on players skipping bowl games on Thursday: