12/16/2012 - Rutgers senior offensive tackle R.J. Dill (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) has accepted an invitation to play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be played Saturday, January 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. with live television coverage on NFL Network.
Dill is the 17th Scarlet Knight to play in the post-season all-star game. Dill joins fellow seniors D.C. Jefferson (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Scott Vallone (Central Islip, N.Y.) as Shrine Game participants this season. Last year, current Tampa Bay Buccaneer offensive lineman Desmond Wynn played in the game.
A CBSSports.com All-BIG EAST Team selection on the offensive line, Dill started every game of Rutgers' 9-3 regular season at right tackle. Dill's impressive start streak has run 42 consecutive games since playing his first three seasons at Maryland. Dill transferred to Rutgers and enrolled in graduate classes after he graduated from Maryland in December 2011 with a degree in Economics. The 6-7, 310-pounder has appeared in 49 career games. - Rutgers football