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Impressive East-West Shrine Roster So Far

Posted on: November 23, 2009 12:04 am
With so much talent on the field at once, there is nothing quite like the all-star game circuit for scouts to gain an appreciation of the year's prospects. Only during these opportunities are small school prospects finally given the chance to prove their ability against the so-called power school talents. This year's game will be coached by former NFL head coaches Marty Schottenheimer and Romeo Crennel.

The East West Shrine Game has long been a favorite of mine. While I've enjoyed the several different venues the game has gone to since, the Shrine Game, to me, still means San Francisco, though I'm sure the game will do well this year in Orlando. The game, of course, is for a great cause -- the Shriners Hospitals for children. Those looking to donate to a great cause can do so by following this link.

The Shrine Game always boasts an impressive crop of talent. This year's roster is as impressive as any in recent memory, with several potential first round prospects having already accepted invitations. The roster, not yet complete, is listed by the Shrine Game's official website as follows:

East Roster
Ali Villanuea Tight End Army
Dan Lefevour Quarterback Central Michigan University
Thomas Austin Offensive Guard  Clemson University 
Kavell Conner Inside Linebacker Clemson University 
Vince Oghobaase Defensive Tackle Duke University
Van  Eskridge  Free Safety East Carolina University 
John Skelton Quarterback Fordham University 
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah Cornerback Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jamar Chaney Inside Linebacker Mississippi State University
Ted Larsen Center North Carolina State University
Willie  Young  Defensive End  North Carolina State University
Arthur Jones Defensive Tackle Syracuse University
Andre Roberts Wide Receiver The Citadel
Brandon Lang Defensive End Troy University
Cameron Sheffield Outside Linebacker Troy University
Andre Anderson  Running Back  Tulane University 
Mitch Petrus Offensive Guard University of Arkansas
Torell Troup Defensive Tackle University of Central Florida
Lindsey Witten Defensive End University of Connecticut
Jon Asamoah Offensive Guard University of Illinois
Michael Hoomanawanui Tight End University of Illinois
Terrell Skinner Free Safety University of Maryland
Darryl Sharpton Inside Linebacker University of Miami
Nate Byham Tight End University of Pittsburgh
Kion Wilson Inside Linebacker University of South Florida
Chris Scott Offensive Tackle University of Tennessee
O'Brien Schofield Outside Linebacker University of Wisconsin
Barry  Church  Strong Safety University of Toledo
Ed Wang Offensive Tackle Virginia Tech
Brandon Ghee Cornerback Wake Forest University

West Roster

Tony  Washington Offensive Tackle Abilene Christian University 
Chris Thomas Safety  Air Force Academy
Dexter Davis Outside Linebacker Arizona State University
Chris McGaha Wide Receiver Arizona State University
Joe Pawelek Inside Linebacker Baylor University
J.D. Walton Center Baylor University
Max Hall Quarterback Brigham Young University
Shelley Smith Offensive Guard Colorado State University
Seyi Ajirotutu Wide Receiver Fresno State University
Robert  Malone Punter Fresno State University
Lonyae Miller Running Back Fresno State University
Reggie Stephens Offensive Guard Iowa State University
Perrish Cox Cornerback Oklahoma State University
Zac Robinson Quarterback Oklahoma State University
Erik Lorig Defensive End Stanford University
Ekom  Udofia Defensive Tackle Stanford University
Jerry Hughes Outside Linebacker Texas Christian University
Daryl Washington Inside Linebacker Texas Christian University
Brandon Carter Offensive Guard Texas Tech University
Earl Mitchell Defensive Tackle University of Arizona
Devin Ross Cornerback University of Arizona
Tyson Alualu Defensive Tackle University of California, Berkeley
Mike Tepper Offensive Tackle University of California, Berkeley
Syd'Quan Thompson Cornerback University of California, Berkeley
Verran Tucker Wide Receiver University of California, Berkeley
Ryan Moya Fullback University of California, Los Angeles
Alterraun Verner Cornerback University of California, Los Angeles
Danario Alexander Wide Receiver University of Missouri
Larry Asante Strong Safety University of Nebraska
James Ruffin Defensive End University of Northern Iowa
Auston English Defensive End University of Oklahoma
TJ Ward Free Safety University of Oregon
Joshua Pinkard Free Safety University of Southern California
Zane Beadles Offensive Tackle University of Utah
Kenny Alfred  Center Washington State University 

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