“It’s a really strong number to have more than 70 percent of our 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl roster currently on NFL payrolls as we head into the third week of the season,” East-West Shrine Bowl executive director Bob Roller said.
TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) September 28, 2020
Ninety players from the 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl™ are now signed with an NFL team. There are more than 300 Shrine Bowl alumni playing prominent roles on all 32 NFL teams.
These numbers currently represent players on a 53-man roster, practice squad and reserve.
“It’s a really strong number to have more than 70 percent of our 2020 East-West Shrine Bowl roster currently on NFL payrolls as we head into the third week of the season,” East-West Shrine Bowl executive director Bob Roller said. “These young men work so hard to achieve this dream, and it’s great to see all of these stories each season.
Fourth-round draft pick Kevin Dotson made his NFL debut in week two, and he is the only rookie offensive lineman with 10 plus pass-block snaps and zero quarterback pressures allowed.
James Robinson, who was the Offensive MVP in the Shrine Bowl, went undrafted and now is on a 53-man roster. Robinson currently is leading rookie rushers in week two with 102 yards, a touchdown and a 28-yard pass reception. He was the fifth for the week and eight overall for the year.
Twelve out of the 58 Shrine Bowl players that signed as undrafted free agents are now on a 53-man roster-- Rico Dowdle (Dallas); Rashad Smith (Dallas); James Robinson (Jacksonville); Ben Ellefson (Jacksonville); Luq Barcoo (Jacksonville); Yasir Durant (Kansas City); Tershawn Wharton (Kansas City); Tommy Townsend (Kansas City); Bryce Huff (New York Jets); Cam Gill (Tampa Bay); Parnell Motley (Tampa Bay); Isaiah Wright (Washington).
About the East-West Shrine Bowl
The East-West Shrine Bowl is the premier college all-star football game in the nation. Since 1925, the game has benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children® and its mission to provide care for children with specialized medical needs, in a compassionate, family-centered environment.
With more than 300 NFL scouts, coaches and agents in attendance, the East-West Shrine Bowl is a pivotal training and interview event for top college athletes seeking careers in professional football. For more information, please visit shrinebowl.com.