East–West Shrine Game

The East–West Shrine Game is a postseason college football all-star game that has been played annually since 1925. The game is sponsored by the fraternal group Shriners International, and the net proceeds are earmarked to some of the Shrine's charitable works, most notably the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game's slogan is "Strong Legs Run That Weak Legs May Walk".

Teams consist of players from colleges in the Eastern United States vs. the Western United States. Players must be college seniors who are eligible to play for their school.[2] The game and the practice sessions leading up to it attract dozens of scouts from professional teams. Since 1985, Canadian players playing in Canadian university football have also been invited (even though the CIS and NCAA play by different football codes). As such, this is the only bowl or all-star game in either the Canadian or American college football schedules to include players from both Canadian and American universities.

Since 1979, the game has been played in January, and has been played on January 10 or later since 1986. The later game dates allow players from teams whose schools were involved in bowl games to participate, which is important, as these teams often have some of the very best players.

East–West Shrine Game
East-West Shrine Game PR logo
The game's logo, featuring a young girl recovering from surgery walking with Boston College player Mike Esposito before the 1974 game.[1]
StadiumTropicana Field
LocationSt. Petersburg, Florida
Previous stadiumsKezar Stadium (1925–1941, 1943–1968, 1971–1973)
Stanford Stadium (1969, 1974–2000)
Tulane Stadium (1942)
Oakland Coliseum (1970)
AT&T Park (2001–2005)
Alamodome (2006)
Reliant Stadium (2007)
Robertson Stadium (2008–2009)
Orlando Citrus Bowl (2010–2011)
Previous locationsSan Francisco, California (1925–1941, 1943–1968, 1971–1973, 2001–2005)
New Orleans, Louisiana (1942)
Stanford, California (1969, 1974–2000)
Oakland, California (1971)
San Antonio, Texas (2006)
Houston, Texas (2007–2009)
Orlando, Florida (2010–2011)
Operated1925–present
Sponsors
Shriners (1925–present)
2018 matchup
East vs. West (West 14–10)
2019 matchup
East vs. West (West 21–17)

History

2017 East-West Shrine Game
Kickoff of the 2017 game at Tropicana Field

For most of its history, the game was played in the San Francisco Bay Area, usually at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium or Stanford Stadium at Stanford University, with Pacific Bell Park/SBC Park (now AT&T Park) as a host in its final years in Northern California. For more than half of the games played in the Bay Area, entertainment was provided by the marching band from Santa Cruz High School.[3]

In January 1942, the game was played in New Orleans, due to the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This one-year relocation was based upon fears that playing the game on the west coast could make the contest and the stadium a potential target for an additional attack. The game, originally planned for January 1 in San Francisco, was played on January 3 at Tulane Stadium, two days after the 1942 Sugar Bowl was held there.[4]

In 2006, the game moved to Texas, leaving the San Francisco Bay area for the first time since 1942, and was played at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The growth of cable television meant NFL scouts could now view players around the country, making postseason all-star games less important. Even so, the Shrine Game's organizers relaxed efforts towards attracting top players to the game, meaning many of college football's best players went to the Senior Bowl, instead. In 2007, the game relocated to Houston and was played at Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans, to be closer to one of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children; Texas has two Shriner's hospitals, one in Houston and the other in Galveston. The 2008 and 2009 games were held at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston.[5][6]

In 2010, the game moved to Florida, and was held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Television coverage moved from ESPN/ESPN2 to the NFL Network, starting with the 2011 game.[7] After two years in Orlando, the 2012 game was held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg; it was the sixth different venue (in five cities and three states) in a span of eight contests.

Starting with the January 2017 game, the NFL now supplies coaching staffs for the game, drawing from assistant coaches of teams who did not advance to the NFL postseason, and the game is now officiated by NFL officials.[8] The game is played under NFL rules, with some restrictions, such as no motion or shifts by the offense, and no stunts or blitzes by the defense.[9]

A similar game, the North–South Shrine Game, was played in Miami from 1948 to 1973, and a final time in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1976.

Game results

Through the 2019 playing of the game, the West currently leads all-time with 51 wins to the East's 38 wins, while five games have tied.[10][11]

No. Date Winner Score Location Notes
1 December 26, 1925 West 6–0 San Francisco dagger
2 January 1, 1927 West 7–3 San Francisco
3 December 26, 1927 West 16–6 San Francisco
4 December 29, 1928 East 20–0 San Francisco
5 January 1, 1930 East 19–7 San Francisco
6 December 27, 1930 West 3–0 San Francisco
7 January 1, 1932 East 6–0 San Francisco
8 January 2, 1933 West 21–13 San Francisco
9 January 1, 1934 West 12–0 San Francisco
10 January 1, 1935 West 19–13 San Francisco
11 January 1, 1936 East 19–3 San Francisco
12 January 1, 1937 East 3–0 San Francisco
13 January 1, 1938 Tie 0–0 San Francisco
14 January 2, 1939 West 14–0 San Francisco
15 January 1, 1940 West 28–11 San Francisco
16 January 1, 1941 West 20–14 San Francisco
17 January 3, 1942 Tie 6–6 New Orleans
18 January 1, 1943 East 13–12 San Francisco
19 January 1, 1944 Tie 13–13 San Francisco
20 January 1, 1945 West 13–7 San Francisco
21 January 1, 1946 Tie 7–7 San Francisco
22 January 1, 1947 West 13–9 San Francisco
23 January 1, 1948 East 40–9 San Francisco
24 January 1, 1949 East 14–12 San Francisco
25 December 31, 1949 East 28–6 San Francisco
26 December 30, 1950 West 16–7 San Francisco
27 December 29, 1951 East 15–14 San Francisco
28 December 27, 1952 East 21–20 San Francisco
29 January 2, 1954 West 31–7 San Francisco
30 January 1, 1955 East 13–12 San Francisco
31 December 31, 1955 East 29–6 San Francisco
32 December 29, 1956 West 7–6 San Francisco
33 December 28, 1957 West 27–13 San Francisco
34 December 27, 1958 East 26–14 San Francisco
35 January 2, 1960 West 21–14 San Francisco
36 December 31, 1960 East 7–0 San Francisco
37 December 30, 1961 West 21–8 San Francisco
38 December 29, 1962 East 25–19 San Francisco
39 December 28, 1963 Tie 6–6 San Francisco
40 January 2, 1965 West 11–7 San Francisco
41 December 31, 1965 West 22–7 San Francisco
42 December 31, 1966 East 45–22 San Francisco
43 December 30, 1967 East 16–14 San Francisco
44 December 28, 1968 West 18–7 San Francisco
45 December 27, 1969 West 15–0 Stanford, California
46 January 2, 1971 West 17–13 Oakland, California
47 December 31, 1971 West 17–13 San Francisco
No. Date Winner Score Location Notes
48 December 30, 1972 East 9–3 San Francisco
49 December 29, 1973 East 35–7 San Francisco
50 December 28, 1974 East 16–14 Stanford, California
51 January 3, 1976 West 21–14 Stanford, California
52 January 2, 1977 West 30–14 Stanford, California
53 December 31, 1977 West 23–3 Stanford, California
54 January 6, 1979 East 56–17 Stanford, California
55 January 5, 1980 West 20–10 Stanford, California
56 January 10, 1981 East 21–3 Stanford, California
57 January 9, 1982 West 20–13 Stanford, California
58 January 15, 1983 East 26–25 Stanford, California
59 January 7, 1984 East 27–19 Stanford, California
60 January 5, 1985 West 21–10 Stanford, California
61 January 11, 1986 East 18–7 Stanford, California
62 January 10, 1987 West 24–21 Stanford, California
63 January 16, 1988 West 16–13 Stanford, California
64 January 15, 1989 East 24–6 Stanford, California
65 January 21, 1990 West 22–21 Stanford, California
66 January 26, 1991 West 24–21 Stanford, California
67 January 19, 1992 West 14–6 Stanford, California
68 January 24, 1993 East 31–17 Stanford, California
69 January 15, 1994 West 29–28 Stanford, California
70 January 14, 1995 West 30–28 Stanford, California
71 January 13, 1996 West 34–18 Stanford, California
72 January 11, 1997 East 17–13 Stanford, California
73 January 10, 1998 West 24–7 Stanford, California
74 January 16, 1999 East 20–10 Stanford, California
75 January 15, 2000 East 35–21 Stanford, California
76 January 13, 2001 West 20–10 San Francisco
77 January 12, 2002 West 21–13 San Francisco
78 January 11, 2003 East 20–17 San Francisco
79 January 10, 2004 West 28–7 San Francisco notes
80 January 15, 2005 East 45–27 San Francisco notes
81 January 21, 2006 West 35–31 San Antonio notes
82 January 20, 2007 West 21–3 Houston notes
83 January 19, 2008 West 31–13 Houston notes
84 January 17, 2009 East 24–19 Houston notes
85 January 23, 2010 East 13–10 Orlando, Florida notes
86 January 22, 2011 East 25–8 Orlando, Florida notes
87 January 21, 2012 West 24–17 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
88 January 19, 2013 West 28–13 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
89 January 18, 2014 East 23–13 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
90 January 17, 2015 East 19–3 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
91 January 23, 2016 West 29–9 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
92 January 21, 2017 West 10–3 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
93 January 20, 2018 West 14–10 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
94 January 19, 2019 West 21–17 St. Petersburg, Florida notes
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MVPs

The Shrine Game first named a Most Valuable Player for the January 1945 game (Bob Waterfield, UCLA quarterback), and named a single MVP through the December 1952 game. Starting with the January 1954 game, two MVPs are selected for each game; they receive the William H. Coffman Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Player, and the E. Jack Spaulding Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Player.[13] Coffman was managing director of the game for 40 years, while Spaulding was one of the organizers of the first East–West Shrine Game.[13] MVPs starting with the January 2000 game are listed below; a complete list is provided on the official website.[14]

Year Offensive MVP College Position Defensive MVP College Position
2000 Marcus Knight Michigan WR Erik Flowers Arizona State DE
2001 Steve Smith Utah WR Leo Barnes Southern Mississippi DB
2002 Deonce Whitaker San Jose State RB Everick Rawls Texas LB
2003 Donald Lee Mississippi State TE Tully Banta-Cain Cal DE
2004 Ryan Dinwiddie Boise State QB Brandon Chillar UCLA LB
2005 Stefan LeFors Louisville QB Alex Green Duke S
2006 Reggie McNeal Texas A&M QB James Wyche Syracuse DE
2007 Jeff Rowe Nevada QB Dan Bazuin Central Michigan DE
2008 Josh Johnson San Diego QB Spencer Larsen Arizona LB
2009 Marlon Lucky Nebraska RB Michael Tauiliili Duke LB
2010 Mike Kafka Northwestern QB O'Brien Schofield Wisconsin DE
2011 Delone Carter Syracuse RB Martin Parker Richmond DT
2012 Lennon Creer Louisiana Tech RB Nick Sukay Penn State CB
2013 Chad Bumphis Mississippi State WR Nigel Malone Kansas State CB
2014 Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB Ethan Westbrooks West Texas A&M DE
2015 Marvin Kloss South Florida K Za'Darius Smith Kentucky DE
2016 Vernon Adams Oregon QB Michael Caputo Wisconsin S
2017 Elijah McGuire Louisiana–Lafayette RB Trey Hendrickson Florida Atlantic DE
2018 Daurice Fountain Northern Iowa WR Natrell Jamerson Wisconsin S
2019 Terry Godwin Georgia WR Justin Hollins Oregon LB

Canadian invitees

Although the Shrine Game is an American football competition, players of Canadian university football, contested under Canadian football rules, have been invited every year since 1985, when Calgary Dinos offensive lineman Tom Spoletini played. Usually, Canadian players on the West team come from Canada West schools, while Canadian players on the East team are from the other three Canadian conferences (Ontario University Athletics, Atlantic University Sport, and Quebec Student Sport Federation). One exception was Sean McEwen of the Calgary Dinos (a Canada West school), who played on the East squad in the 2016 game.

The only Canadian team that competes under American football rules is the Simon Fraser Clan, which was in the NAIA from 1965 to 2001, then spent several seasons in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and joined NCAA Division II in 2010. To date, the only Simon Fraser player to be invited to the Shrine Game is Ibrahim Khan, who played in 2004. Through the 2019 game, the Calgary Dinos have had the most invitees, with 13.

Hall of fame

A hall of fame was established in 2002, with additional former players being added each year.[15] Through 2019 inductees, there are currently 59 members of the hall of fame.

Year Qty Inductees (Game no. played in)
2002 6 Dick Butkus (40), Gerald Ford (10), Eddie LeBaron (25), Ollie Matson (27), Volney Peters (26), Dick Stanfel (26)
2003 6 Hugh McElhenny (28), Craig Morton (40), Merlin Olsen (37), Alan Page (42), Leslie Richter (27), Gene Washington (44)
2004 5 Chris Burford (35), Mike Garrett (41), Gino Marchetti (27), Tom Matte (36), Ed White (44)
2005 1 Pat Tillman (73)
2006 4 Raymond Berry (30), Joe Greene (44), Mike Haynes (51), Bob Lilly (36)
2007 4 Joe DeLamielleure (48), Gale Sayers (40), Paul Warfield (39), Randy White (50)
2008 6 Dave Butz (48), Carl Eller (39), Forrest Gregg (31), E.J. Holub (36), Lenny Moore (31), Larry Wilson (35)
2009 4 Jerry Kramer (33), Charley Taylor (39), Brad Van Pelt (48), Doug Williams (53)
2010 4 Larry Csonka (43), James Groh (21), Jim Walden (35), Kellen Winslow (54)
2011 2 Buck Belue (57), Tom Flick (56)
2012 2 Martín Gramática (74), Joey Harrington (77)
2013 2 Buddy Curry (55), Steve Bartkowski (50)
2014 2 Tony Berti (70), Steve Atwater (64)
2015 2 Tommie Frazier (71), Jim Hanifan (30)
2016 2 Rickey Jackson (56), Chris Chandler (63)
2017 2 Robert Porcher (67), Mark Rypien (61)
2018 3 Brett Favre (66), Willie Roaf (68), Gary Huff (48)[16]
2019 2 Troy Vincent (67), Barry Smith (48)[17]

Inductees range from having played in game 10 (January 1935) to game 77 (January 2002). Game 48 (December 1972) has had the most players honored, five.

Pat Tillman Award

Game organizers initiated a Pat Tillman Award in 2005, the year that Tillman was posthumously inducted to the game's hall of fame, to recognize "a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".[18]

Year Player Pos. College
2005 Morgan Scalley S Utah
2006 Charlie Peprah S Alabama
2007 Kyle Shotwell LB Cal Poly
2008 Justin Tryon DB Arizona State
2009 Collin Mooney FB Army
2010 Mike McLaughlin LB Boston College
2011 Josh McNary LB Army
2012 Tauren Poole RB Tennessee
2013 Keith Pough LB Howard
2014 Gabe Ikard C Oklahoma
2015 Jake Ryan LB Michigan
2016 Keenan Reynolds QB Navy
2017 Weston Steelhammer S Air Force
2018 J. T. Barrett[19] QB Ohio State
2019 Cody Barton[20] LB Utah

Head coaches who played in the game

There have been several Shrine Game head coaches who previously played in the game.[21]

Person As player As coach
Jeff Cravath 1927 USC 1949 USC
Chuck Taylor 1943 Stanford 1954 Stanford
Eddie Crowder 1952 Oklahoma 1971 Colorado
Jim Walden 1960 Wyoming 1985 Washington State
Joe Tiller 1963 Montana State 2005 Purdue

References

  1. ^ "Story Behind the Logo". shrinegame.com. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Team Selection". shrinegame.com. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Susan D. (January 13, 2005). "Dedicated to the band". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved January 22, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "New Orleans Will Get Shrine Game, Kerr Announces". The Fresno Bee. Fresno, California. Associated Press. January 16, 1941. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Utah State's Robinson shines in Shrine Game". Visalia Times-Delta. Visalia, California. Associated Press. January 21, 2008. Retrieved December 25, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Duncan, Chris (January 19, 2009). "Shrine game a 'job interview' for aspiring pros". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. Associated Press. Retrieved December 25, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Future NFL Stars on Display as 86th Annual East-West Shrine Game Debuts on NFL Network in 2011". shrinegame.com (Press release). December 6, 2010. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011 – via Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "League Partners with East-West Shrine Game for Development". Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery Alabama. Associated Press. January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "NCAAF 2017 East West Shrine Game". January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2019 – via YouTube. at 17:54
  10. ^ "East-West Shrine Classic Games". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013. Retrieved 2008-12-07 – via Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ a b "Bowl/All Star Game Records" (PDF). ncaa.org. NCAA. 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "West Triumphs Over East in Benefit Gridiron Struggle". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. Associated Press. December 27, 1925. Retrieved January 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  13. ^ a b "West's Adams, Caputo named Most Outstanding Players". shrinersinternational.org. January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "MVP Award Recipients". shrinegame.com. 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  15. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees". shrinegame.com. 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  16. ^ "Brett Favre, Willie Roaf and Gary Huff Selected to 2018 East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame". shrinegame.com (Press release). Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "Troy Vincent Sr. and Barry Smith selected to 2019 East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame". shrinegame.com (Press release). December 21, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  18. ^ "Pat Tillman Award". shrinegame.com. 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  19. ^ "East-West Shrine Game Presents Pat Tillman Award to J.T. Barrett". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  20. ^ @Shrine_Game (January 18, 2019). "Congratulations Cody Barton of @Utah_Football, winner of the 2019 #ShrineGame Pat Tillman Award" (Tweet). Retrieved January 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
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External links

1935 Orange Bowl

The 1935 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Bucknell Bison and Miami Hurricanes. Bucknell won the game, 26–0. It was the first edition of the Orange Bowl and took place at Miami Field in Miami on January 1, 1935. Miami Field was located on the same site as the Orange Bowl stadium, which was built in 1937.

The undefeated Western Maryland Green Terror, who had shut out eight opponents, including Bucknell and Boston College, were originally selected to play in the game. In addition, the Green Terrors had national points leader running back Bill Shepherd, who started the East–West Shrine Game and the Chicago College All-Star Game. However, legendary Hall of Fame coach Dick Harlow, seeing it was not much of a challenge, declined so his players could play in the then more prestigious Shrine Game. The Shrine Game had over 55,000 fans in attendance, compared to the about 5,000 of the Orange Bowl, which had been called the Palm Festival for the previous two years.

The Bison defense held Miami to just four first downs and 28 yards total offense en route to the victory. The Bucknell offense gained 278 yards and earned its sixth shutout of the season.

2004 East–West Shrine Game

The 2004 East–West Shrine Game was the 79th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 90 players from the 2003 college football season, and prospects for the 2004 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. PT at SBC Park in San Francisco, and was televised by ESPN. One of the players in the game was Neil Parry of San Jose State, whose lower right leg had been amputated in October 2000; Parry played on special teams for the West squad and registered a tackle in the second quarter.The offensive MVP was Ryan Dinwiddie (QB, Boise State), while the defensive MVP was Brandon Chillar (LB, UCLA).

2005 East–West Shrine Game

The 2005 East–West Shrine Game was the 80th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 80 players from the 2004 college football season, and prospects for the 2005 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 15, 2005, at 11 a.m. PT at SBC Park in San Francisco, and was televised by ESPN. This was the last Shrine Game played in California.

The offensive MVP was Stefan LeFors (QB, Louisville), while the defensive MVP was Alex Green (S, Duke). The inaugural Pat Tillman Award was presented to Morgan Scalley (S, Utah); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2006 East–West Shrine Game

The 2006 East–West Shrine Game was the 81st staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 80 players from the 2005 college football season, and prospects for the 2006 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. For sponsorship purposes, the game was officially the East–West Shrine Game presented by AT&T.

The game was played on January 21, 2006, at 3 p.m. CT at the Alamodome in San Antonio, and was televised by ESPN2. Other than the 1942 game, which was played in New Orleans, this was the first time that the Shrine Game was played outside of California.

The offensive MVP was Reggie McNeal (QB, Texas A&M), while the defensive MVP was James Wyche (DE, Syracuse). The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Charlie Peprah (S, Alabama); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2007 East–West Shrine Game

The 2007 East–West Shrine Game was the 82nd staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 90 players from the 2006 college football season, and prospects for the 2007 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 20, 2007, at 6 p.m. CT at Reliant Stadium in Houston, and was televised by ESPN2.The offensive MVP was Jeff Rowe (QB, Nevada), while the defensive MVP was Dan Bazuin (DE, Central Michigan). The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Kyle Shotwell (LB, Cal Poly); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2008 East–West Shrine Game

The 2008 East–West Shrine Game was the 83rd staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 100 players from the 2007 college football season, and prospects for the 2008 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 19, 2008, at 6 p.m. CT at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston, and was televised by ESPN2.The offensive MVP was Josh Johnson (QB, San Diego), while the defensive MVP was Spencer Larsen (LB, Arizona). The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Justin Tryon (DB, Arizona State); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2009 East–West Shrine Game

The 2009 East–West Shrine Game was the 84th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 100 players from the 2008 college football season, and prospects for the 2009 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 17, 2009, at 3 p.m. CT at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston, and was televised by ESPN2. The game was won by the East team, 24–19.The offensive MVP was Marlon Lucky (RB, Nebraska), while the defensive MVP was Michael Tauiliili (LB, Duke). The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Collin Mooney (FB, Army); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2010 East–West Shrine Game

The 2010 East–West Shrine Game was the 85th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 100 players from the 2009 college football season, and prospects for the 2010 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL), as well as for the United Football League's inaugural draft. In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East-West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.Marty Schottenheimer and Romeo Crennel served as the two teams' coaches for the game. The East team won by a 13–10 margin on the strength of a touchdown with just six seconds remaining. Wisconsin defensive end O'Brien Schofield and Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka, both of the East team, were defensive and offensive MVPs, respectively.Although no players from this game were chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft and only seven were chosen on the second day of the draft (rounds 2 & 3), a total of 34 participants were selected during the draft's seven rounds. This includes four selections by the Pittsburgh Steelers and three each by the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers. Three Utah Utes football players and five offensive tackles from this game were selected in the draft.

2011 East–West Shrine Game

The 2011 Asset Protect East–West Shrine Game was the 86th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 100 players from the 2010 college football season, and prospects for the 2011 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East-West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

This oldest all-star game was played on January 22, 2011, at 4 p.m. ET at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Josh McNary (LB, Army), who "best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2012 East–West Shrine Game

The 2012 East–West Shrine Game was the 87th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured over 100 players from the 2011 college football season, and prospects for the 2012 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East-West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Brad Childress and Bobby Ross were named coaches on December 19, 2011.

This oldest all-star game was played on January 21, 2012, at 4 p.m. ET at the Tropicana Field. The radio broadcast team was Patrick Kinas and Brian Jordan in the radio booth, and Rick Berkey reporting from the sidelines. The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Tauren Poole (RB, Tennessee) as a player who "best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2013 East–West Shrine Game

The 2013 East–West Shrine Game was the 88th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured over 100 players from the 2012 college football season, and prospects for the 2013 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Jerry Glanville and Leeman Bennett were named coaches on December 5, 2012. The game was played on January 19, 2013, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida; the West defeated the East, 28–13.

2014 East–West Shrine Game

The 2014 East–West Shrine Game, the 89th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game, was held on January 18, 2014, at 4:00 PM EST, and featured NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured more than 100 players from the 2013 college football season, and prospects for the 2014 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The game was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, at Tropicana Field, and benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children.

2015 East–West Shrine Game

The 2015 East–West Shrine Game, the 90th staging of the all-star college football exhibition, was held on January 17, 2015, at 4:00 PM EST, and featured NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured more than 100 players from the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season and prospects for the 2015 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The game was held in St. Petersburg, Florida, at Tropicana Field, and benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game was broadcast on the NFL Network.

The East–West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award was given to Jake Ryan (LB, Michigan); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service. The award is about a student-athlete's achievements and conduct, both on and off the field."

2016 East–West Shrine Game

The 2016 East–West Shrine Game was the 91st staging of the all-star college football exhibition, was played on January 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST, and featured NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured more than 100 players from the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season and prospects for the 2016 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The game was held in St. Petersburg, Florida at Tropicana Field, and benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game was be broadcast on the NFL Network.

The East–West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service. The award is about a student-athlete's achievements and conduct, both on and off the field." The 2016 winner was Keenan Reynolds of Navy.

2017 East–West Shrine Game

The 2017 East–West Shrine Game was the 92nd staging of the all–star college football exhibition to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. The game was held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 21, 2017, with a 3:00 PM EST kickoff. It was one of the final 2016–17 bowl games concluding the 2016 FBS football season. The game featured NCAA players (predominantly from the Football Bowl Subdivision) and a few select invitees from Canadian university football, rostered into "East" and "West" teams.

The game featured more than 100 players from the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season and prospects for the 2017 draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended.

This was first East–West Shrine Game with coaches and game officials supplied by the NFL. Head coaches in the game were assistant coaches with NFL teams who did not advance to the postseason; Brentson Buckner of the Arizona Cardinals and George Edwards of the Minnesota Vikings. The game was broadcast on the NFL Network.

2018 East–West Shrine Game

The 2018 East–West Shrine Game was the 93rd staging of the all–star college football exhibition to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. The game was played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 20, 2018, with a 3:07 PM EST kickoff; televised on the NFL Network. It was one of the final 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season. The game featured NCAA players (predominantly from the Football Bowl Subdivision) and a few select invitees from Canadian university football, rostered into "East" and "West" teams.

The game featured more than 100 players from the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season and prospects for the 2018 draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended team practices.

Coaches and game officials were supplied by the NFL. Head coaches in the game were assistant coaches with NFL teams who did not advance to the postseason; Jonathan Hayes of the Cincinnati Bengals for the East team, and Bobby Johnson of the Oakland Raiders for the West team.The day before the game, the East–West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award was given to J. T. Barrett (QB, Ohio State); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service. The award is about a student-athlete's achievements and conduct, both on and off the field."

2019 East–West Shrine Game

The 2019 East–West Shrine Game was the 94th staging of the all–star college football exhibition to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. The game was played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 19, 2019, with a 3:00 PM EST kickoff, televised on the NFL Network. It was one of the final 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. The game featured NCAA players (predominantly from the Football Bowl Subdivision) and a few select invitees from Canadian university football, rostered into "East" and "West" teams.

The game featured more than 100 players from the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season and prospects for the 2019 draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended team practices. Coaches and game officials were supplied by the NFL.The day before the game, the East–West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award was given to Cody Barton (LB, Utah); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service. The award is about a student-athlete's achievements and conduct, both on and off the field."

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Canadian invitees to the East–West Shrine Game 
Year West Invitees East Invitees
1985 Tom Spoletini (OL, Calgary Dinos) (none)
1986 Kent Warnock (DE, Calgary Dinos) Mike Schad (OT, Queen's Golden Gaels)
1987 Leo Groenewegen (OT, UBC Thunderbirds) Louie Godry (OL, Guelph Gryphons)
1988 Craig Watson (OL, Calgary Dinos) Pierre Vercheval (OL, Western Ontario Mustangs)
1989 Brent Korte (DE, Alberta Golden Bears) Leroy Blugh (LB, Bishop's Gaiters)
1990 Mark Singer (LB, Alberta Golden Bears) Chris Gioskos (OL, Ottawa Gee-Gees)
1991 Mike Pavelec (OL, Calgary Dinos) Paul Vajda (OL, Concordia Stingers)
1992 Jason Rauhaus (DE, Manitoba Bisons) Chris Morris (OL, Toronto Varsity Blues)
1993 Chris Konrad (DE, Calgary Dinos) Mike O'Shea (LB, Guelph Gryphons)
1994 Travis Serke (OT, Saskatchewan Huskies) Val St. Germain (OG, McGill Redmen)
1995 Rohn Meyer (OG, Calgary Dinos) Matthieu Quiviger (OT, McGill Redmen)
1996 Don Blair (WR, Calgary Dinos) Harry Van Hofwegen (DT, Carleton Ravens)
1997 Ben Fairbrother (OL, Calgary Dinos) Mark Farraway (DL, St. Francis Xavier X-Men)
1998 Bob Beveridge (OL, UBC Thunderbirds) Dave Miller-Johnston (P/K, Concordia Stingers)
1999 Scott Flory (OT, Saskatchewan Huskies) Cameron Legault (DT, Carleton Ravens)
2000 Kevin Lefsrud (OT, Saskatchewan Huskies) Kojo Millington (DE, Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks)
2001 Carlo Panaro (OL, Alberta Golden Bears) Randy Chevrier (DL, McGill Redmen)
2002 Jason Clermont (IR, Regina Rams) Kojo Aidoo (RB, McMaster Marauders)
2003 Israel Idonije (DT, Manitoba Bisons) Adam MacDonald (LB, St. Francis Xavier X-Men)
2004 Ibrahim Khan (OL, Simon Fraser Clan) Carl Gourgues (OL, Laval Rouge et Or)
2005 Nick Johansson (DT, UBC Thunderbirds) Jesse Lumsden (RB, McMaster Marauders)
2006 Daniel Federkeil (DE, Calgary Dinos) Andy Fantuz (WR, Western Ontario Mustangs)
2007 Jordan Rempel (OL, Saskatchewan Huskies) Chris Best (OL, Waterloo Warriors)
2008 Dylan Barker (S, Saskatchewan Huskies)
Brendon LaBatte (OG, Regina Rams)
Samuel Giguère (WR, Sherbrooke Vert-et-Or)
Eric Maranda (LB, Laval Rouge et Or)
2009 Simeon Rottier (OT, Alberta Golden Bears) Etienne Légaré (DT, Laval Rouge et Or)
2010 Jordan Sisco (WR/SB, Regina Rams) Matt Morencie (C, Windsor Lancers)
2011 Anthony Parker (SB, Calgary Dinos) Matt O'Donnell (OT, Queen's Golden Gaels)
2012 Ben Heenan (OT, Saskatchewan Huskies)
Akiem Hicks (DE, Regina Rams)
Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (DE, Laval Rouge et Or)
2013 Kirby Fabien (OL, Calgary Dinos) Matt Sewell (OT, McMaster Marauders)
2014 Evan Gill (DL, Manitoba Bisons) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (OT, McGill Redmen)
2015 Addison Richards (WR, Regina Rams) Daryl Waud (DL, Western Ontario Mustangs)
2016 David Onyemata (DE, Manitoba Bisons) Sean McEwen, (OL, Calgary Dinos)
Charles Vaillancourt (OL, Laval Rouge et Or)
2017 Geoff Gray (OG, Manitoba Bisons) Antony Auclair (TE, Laval Rouge et Or)
2018 Mark Korte (OL, Alberta Golden Bears) Regis Cibasu (WR, Montreal Carabins)
2019 Joel Van Pelt (DT, Calgary Dinos) Mathieu Betts (DE, Laval Rouge et Or)
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