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5 Standouts from the East-West Shrine Game

A few players who impressed during the 2017 Shrine Game.


Pictures from the 2017 Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  1. DT DeAngelo Brown, Louisville**
    Brown was one of the top performers in the practices leading up to the Shrine Game, according to NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah. "He flashed some quickness as an inside rusher and was very disruptive in the running game." Jeremiah wrote. "He lacks ideal height, but he plays with excellent leverage." Brown had a big play early in the game, stuffing Utah's Joe Williams for a one-yard loss on fourth and one as the West was deep in East territory.


  1. QB Wes Lunt, Illinois**
    Lunt got the start for the West team and completed 11 of 14 passes for 101 yards, averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. His first pass of the game went for 37 yards to Samford's Karel Hamilton. Lunt is not projected to be drafted, according to CBS. Pennsylvania's Alek Torgerson started for the East team and completed just four of seven attempts.

3. DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic
Hendrickson picked up a strip sack for the East in the first half, turning the corner and knocking the ball loose from West quarterback Gunner Keil. The East was unable to recover the fumble, though. Hendrickson was tied for the NCAA lead in blocked kicks in 2016 with four and was No. 21 in the country in sacks per game. He was the Conference USA Defensive MVP this past season and finished his career with 29.5 sacks.


The complete roster for the West team at the 2017 Shrine Game.

  1. RB Elijah McGuire, Louisiana-Lafayette**
    McGuire carried the ball seven times for 42 yards, just nine yards shy of the team-lead. He also scored a touchdown, finding the end zone on an 18-yard run in the second half. McGuire finished his college career with three-straight 1,000-yard seasons, earning a total of 4,201 rushing yards in four seasons. He ran for 42 touchdowns during his college career and found the end zone 10 more times catching the ball out of the backfield.

5. TE Anthony Auclair, Laval
The Canadian product caught two passes for 21 yards, including an 18-yard reception capped off by hurdling a defender. One other player on the East team, Kermit Whitfield, caught more than two passes. Whitfield caught three balls, as did Trey Griffey of the West team.

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