Kloss, Smith earn Outstanding Player Honors at 90th East-West Shrine Game

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South Florida and Kentucky players shine in longest running college football all star game

In a defensive effort that made Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary proud, his East squad held the West all-stars to just three points while scraping together 19 points.

Marvin Kloss, kicker from the University of South Florida, earned The William H. Coffman Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Player for his 13-point performance that included four field goals from 19, 30, 39 and 47 yards. He added an extra point with just 27 seconds left in the after the game’s only touchdown.

The E. Jack Spaulding Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Player went to Kentucy defensive lineman Za’Darius Smith who had a sack, a QB hurry and an afternoon of creating mayhem in the middle of a defense that disrupted the West all-stars at every turn.

About the Most Outstanding Player Award Namesakes: E. Jack Spaulding was a captain in the U.S. Navy and was one of the organizers of the first East-West Shrine Game. William H. Coffman was the managing director of the East-West Shrine Game for 40 years.

About the East-West Shrine Game: The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country and features some of the highest-rated players in the projected NFL draft ranking. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Learn more at http://www.shrinegame.com.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children: Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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