Jan 8, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT
Two CAA Football seniors in Delaware DL Zach Kerr and Richmond DL Kerry Wynn will have another chance to showcase their talents this month after accepting invitations to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be broadcast live on the NFL Network.
Both Kerr and Wynn will play as members of the East team, which will be coached by former Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers head coach Jerry Glanville. Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel will coach the West team.
Kerr proved to be one of the top interior defensive linemen in the nation each of the last two seasons. Last month the Gaithersburg, Md., native was named a Second Team All-American by The Sports Network and a Third Team All-American by Beyond Sports Network. The co-captain also earned First Team All-CAA Football honors in 2013 after recording 57 tackles, including 28 solo and 5.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He finished his senior campaign ranked fourth among all league down linemen in tackles.
A defensive force for the Spiders this past season, Wynn was named Third-Team All-CAA Football by the league’s coaches. The Louisa, Va., product led all defensive linemen in tackles per game, totaling 56 stops, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks on the year.
“The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football’s best,” said the event’s Executive Director Harold Richardson. “With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL.”
The East-West Shrine Game is the longest running college all-star game in the country. A staple in college football since 1925, the game has consistently proven to be a launch pad for players seeking professional careers in the NFL. More than 100 players from last year’s event went on to sign with professional football teams in 2013. On average, more than 275 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year. Seventy-one East-West alumni are in the NFL Hall of Fame and over 200 are honored in the College Football Hall of Fame. As part of their game-week activities, participating players also visit a Shriners Hospitals for Children.
For more on the East-West Shrine Game, visit ShrineGame.com.
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