Todays blog will give you each roster for the East-West Shrine complete with my post season awards, and PS#’s.
The East-West Shrine game is the oldest annual post season all star game and has been played every year since 1925. Although the East won last years game 25-8 the West is still winning the series 45-35-5. The game features many future pros as 90% of last years participants were either drafted or signed on as a free agent in the NFL.
Even though the game is an American football competition, players playing Canadian university football have been invited every year since 1985. The Shrine game is the only game on either the Canadian or American college football schedules in which players from both sides of the border compete with or against each other.
Most importantly the game is played to raise funds for the 22 Shriners Hospitals around the country.
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Todays blog will give you each roster for the Texas vs Nation all-star game complete with names, schools, PS#s and unit grades for each position.
The Texas vs Nation game is in its 4th year and pits the top collegiate players originally from Texas or who played college football in Texas against top players from around the nation.
While the game is relatively new, it has been successful seting attendence records and featuring many players who go on to to sign NFL contracts. The first year’s inaugural game in 2007 broke the attendance record for first year all-star games with 21,548. It also set a record for NFL signees in a first year all-star game with 79 players from the 2007 rosters signing NFL contracts.
In the 2nd year (2008) the game set a new record number of NFL signees in an all-star game with 102 players signing NFL contracts. Last year the attendance almost doubled with more than 40,000 fans in attendance and 111 out of the 119 players went on to sign NFL contracts (93%). The nation leads the series 2-1.
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The Senior Bowl has been played every year since 1950 and usually is the top postseason bowl where the best college players from all over the country showcase their skills to NFL coaches and scouts. The players are assigned to either the North or South team according to where they played in college and are coached by NFL staffs. This year the coaches are from the Miami Dolphins (South) and Detroit Lions (North).
Mobile has been the site of the game for every year except the 1st one where it was played in Jacksonville. The South leads the all-time series 29-25-3.
In today’s blog I will give you each coaching staff/roster complete with heights, weights, combine invitations, and PS# on all of the players participating.
I also included my unit grades for each position that take into account each players stats, experience, etc. The higher the grade the better the unit. Use each grade to matchup which team has the stronger unit for each position. Read more…