The East-West Shrine Game is a proven starting point for athletes seeking careers in the NFL. Many of professional football’s most recognized and decorated players, including Tom Brady, Brett Favre and John Elway, all played in East-West Shrine Games.

More than 90 players from last year’s game signed with professional teams this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters. On average, more than 265 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year. Since the game’s inception, 72 former players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and more than 200 have been named to the College Football Hall of Fame. An invitation to take part in the annual East-West Shrine Game is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the best collegiate football all-stars in the country to showcase their talents in front of top representatives from NFL teams. A strong performance in the game can greatly impact a player’s chances of a career in the NFL.

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Top players to watch on the EAST team 

Reynolds, who played QB at the Naval Academy, will try his hand at RB at the next level. (Getty Images)
Reynolds, who played QB at the Naval Academy, will try his hand at RB at the next level. (Getty Images)

QB– Blake Frohnapfel- UMass

RB– Keenan Reynolds- Navy

WR– Chris Brown- Notre Dame

TE– Darion Griswold- Arkansas State

OL– Brandon Shell- South Carolina

DL– Javon Hargrave- South Carolina State

LB– Joe Bolden- Michigan

CB– DJ White- Georgia Tech

S- Deon Bush- Miami (FL)

Top players to watch on the WEST team

QB– Nate Sudfeld- Indiana

RB– Daniel Lasco- California

Spruce is a sure-handed WR who can make a name for himself with an impressive East-West Shrine game. (AP Photo)
Spruce is a sure-handed WR who can make a name for himself with an impressive East-West Shrine game. (AP Photo)

WR– Nelson Spruce- Colorado

TE– Ryan Malleck- Virginia Tech

OL– Alex Lewis- Nebraska

DL– Aziz Shittu- Stanford

LB– Gionni Paul- Utah

CB– Ken Crawley- Colorado

S- RJ Williamson- Michigan State

 

 

 

 

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