South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game to be held in St. Petersburg, Fla.
South Dakota senior linebacker Tyler Starr has accepted
an invitation to play in the 89th
East-West Shrine Game to be held at 4 p.m. Jan.
18 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be televised
live on the NFL Network. The Shrine Game is the longest running college
all-star game in the country.
am honored to be selected to play in this game and to represent the
University of South Dakota,” said Starr. “It is really a week-long event
that allows us to showcase our talents through practices and provides
us the opportunity to visit and support kids at Shriners Hospitals for
Children. I am looking forward to it.”
addition to serving as one of the NFL’s primary sources for eligible
players, the Shrine Game benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children, and
helps support its mission of providing expert care to children in need,
conducting innovative research and offering educational opportunities to
a native of Little Rock, Iowa, is one of seven linebackers on
the West Team, which has won the last two Shrine Games. Three other
Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) players are featured on the
rosters, including defensive back Marcus Williams from North Dakota
State (West) and offensive linemen Chris Elkins and
Kyle Bryant from Youngstown State (East).
Crennel, a former head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, will coach
the West Team for the second time since 2010. Jerry Glanville, a former
head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers is coaching the
East Team for the second consecutive season.
was named MVFC Defensive Player of the Year and finished ninth
in the balloting for the Buck Buchanan Award for the top defensive
player in the FCS. He has appeared on numerous All-America teams in
recent weeks after finishing a three-year career at USD in which he
accumulated 196 tackles, including a program record 27
sacks and 13 forced fumbles.
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