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2010 Asset Protect East-West Shrine Game
All-Star Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
East Team 0 6 0 7 13
West Team 0 3 0 7 10
Date January 23, 2010
Season 2009
Stadium Citrus Bowl
Location Orlando, Florida
MVP O'Brien Schofield (defensive), Van Eskridge (defensive), Mike Kafka (offensive)
National anthem Kenny G
Halftime show Kenny G
Attendance 8,345
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Todd McShay, Brian Griese
East-West Shrine Game
 < 2009  2011

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.[1] 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.[1] The proceeds from the East-West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.[1]

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. According to some reliable sources, Wisconsin defensive end O'Brien Schofield and Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka of the east team were defensive and offensive MVPs, respectively. However, other sources point to East Carolina cornerback Van Eskridge also of the east team was selected as defensive MVP.

Although no players from this game were chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft and only 7 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.

Game notes[edit]

The West team was coached by Schottenheimer and the East by Crennel.[2] The game was played on January 23, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. local time at Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.[3] It was the first time the game was played at the Citrus Bowl.[1] In fact, it was the first time the game was played in the state of Florida.[4] The game had been hosted in California since 1925 until 2006 when it was moved to Texas.[5] The game was broadcast on ESPN2.[6] The combined score of 23 was the lowest since the 14–6 1992 East-West Shrine Game.[1] The total attendance of 8,345 was the lowest in the history of the self-described longest running college all-star game.[4] During the week before the game was played, the players interacted with general managers and scouts between practices.[4]

In the first half, the East posted two interceptions. Schofield, who also had three tackles, made an interception of a pass by BYU quarterback Max Hall.[1] Subsequently, Eskridge also intercepted a pass by Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing.[4] The only first half scoring came on field goals. Joshua Shene of Ole Miss posted field goals of 44 and 40 yards for the East. Texas placekicker Hunter Lawrence had a 47-yarder for the West.[4] Shene's field goals both came in the final two minutes and fifteen seconds of the first half.[7]

The West took a 10–6 lead with 6:59 left in the game when Hall connected with UCLA fullback Ryan Moya for an 8-yard touchdown pass.[1][8] A key play on the drive was a 41-yard pass from Hall to Eastern Washington tight end Nathan Overbay as he was cutting across the middle of a wide-open field.[4] BYU's Dennis Pitta then caught a 17 yard reception.[7]

Kafka threw the game-winning touchdown to Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless with six seconds left, resulting in the 13–10 victory over the West. The touchdown capped an 11-play 55-yard game-winning drive. The play before the touchdown, Kafka had scrambled out of the grasp of a swarm of defenders for a 9-yard gain.[4] During the drive Freddie Barnes of Bowling Green caught three consecutive passes of 12, 7, and 10 yards.[7] The final play was set up after Kafka eluded a sack during a 2nd down and 10 yards situation on the West 11 yardline which led to a timeout with 12 seconds left before Kafka connected with Quarless in the back of the end zone.[7]

Kafka was 18 of 27 for 150 yards and Michigan State's Blair White made 7 receptions for 93 yards for the East.[7] Hall was 7 of 12 for 119 yards, a touchdown, and an interception and Pitta recorded 4 receptions for 72 yards for the West.[7] The game saw no one accumulate more than 28 total rushing yards from scrimmage and no run was longer than 16 yards.[3] In addition to the aforementioned players, the defensive standouts for the East on Saturday were Virginia Tech's Kam Chancellor (7 tackles), USF's Kion Wilson (6 tackles, forced fumble) and Ole Miss' Greg Hardy, Jr. (5 tackles, sack). The West were led by seven tackles from Kansas' Darrell Stuckey and six tackles and three pass breakups from Texas Tech's Jamar Wall.[5]

According to the release from Shriners International Headquarters and several other sources, Schofield and Kafka of the east team were defensive and offensive MVPs, respectively.[1][5][9] However, according to the Associated Press press release that was published by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and several other sources, Eskridge was selected as defensive MVP.[4][10]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring Play Score
2nd Quarter
West – Hunter Lawrence 47 yd field goal, 5:56 West 3–0
East – Joshua Shene 44 yd field goal, 2:15 TIE 3–3
East – Joshua Shene 40 yd field goal, 0:05 East 6–3
4th Quarter
West – Ryan Moya 8 Yd Pass From Max Hall (Hunter Lawrence Kick), 6:59 West 10–6
East – Andrew Quarless 2 Yd Pass From Mike Kafka (Joshua Shene Kick), 0:06 East 13–10

Statistical leaders[edit]

East West
Player Yards TDs Player Yards TDs
Leading Passer Mike Kafka 150 1 Max Hall 119 1
Leading Rusher Andre Dixon 24 0 Pat Paschall 28 0
Leading Receiver Blair White 93 0 Dennis Pitta 72 0

Coaching staff[edit]

West Team[edit]

Name Position
Marty Schottenheimer Head coach
Gary Brown Running backs/Special teams
Ray Brown Offensive line
Gerald Carr Quarterbacks
Jay Hayes Defensive line
Keenan McCardell Wide receivers
Marlon McCree Defensive backs
Kurt Schottenheimer Linebacker/Defensive coordinator
Mike Stock Tight ends/Special teams

East Team[edit]

Name Position
Romeo Crennel Head coach
Dave Atkins Running backs
Pep Hamilton Quarterbacks
Sam Mills, Jr. Tight ends/Special teams
Robert Prince Wide receivers
Will Shields Offensive line
Vantz Singletary Linebackers
Richard Solomon Defensive backs
Eric Washington Defensive line

Rosters[edit]

East team[edit]

Name Position School Hometown
Ali Villanueva Tight end Army Meridian, MS
Mike McLaughlin Inside linebacker Boston College Woburn, MA
Freddie Barnes Wide receiver Bowling Green State University Chicago, IL
Thomas Austin Offensive guard Clemson University Clemson, SC
Chris Chancellor Cornerback Clemson University Miami, FL
Kavell Conner Outside linebacker Clemson University Richmond, VA
Patrick Simonds Wide Receiver Colgate University Sidney, NY
Van Eskridge Free safety East Carolina University Shelby, NC
John Skelton Quarterback Fordham University El Paso, TX
Cord Howard Offensive Guard Georgia Tech Phenix City, AL
Rodger Saffold III Offensive tackle Indiana University Bedford, OH
Rahim Alem Defensive end Louisiana State University New Orleans, LA
Richard Dickson Fullback Louisiana State University Ocean Springs, MS
Blair White Wide Receiver Michigan State University Saginaw, MI
Chris McCoy Outside Linebacker Middle Tennessee State Villa Roca, MS
Clay Harbor Tight End Missouri State University Dwight, IL
Jamar Chaney Inside Linebacker Mississippi State University Ft. Pierce, FL
Ross Pospisil Inside Linebacker Navy Temple, TX
Willie Young Defensive End North Carolina State University Riviera Beach, FL
Mike Kafka Quarterback Northwestern University Oak Lawn, IL
Jim Cordle Center Ohio State University Lancaster, OH
Doug Worthington Defensive tackle Ohio State University Athol Springs, NY
Jeremy Boone Punter Penn State University Mechanicsburg, PA
Daryll Clark Quarterback Penn State University Youngstown, OH
Andrew Quarless Tight End Penn State University Long Island, NY
Mike Neal Defensive Tackle Purdue University Merrillville, IN
Kevin Haslam Offensive Tackle Rutgers University Mahwah, NJ
Andre Anderson Running back Tulane University Stone Mountain, GA
Naaman Roosevelt Wide Receiver University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
Justin Woodall Strong safety University of Alabama Oxford, MS
Mitch Petrus Offensive Guard University of Arkansas Carlisle, AR
Torell Troup Defensive Tackle University of Central Florida Conyers, GA
Andre Dixon Running Back University of Connecticut North Brunswick, NJ
Lindsey Witten Defensive End University of Connecticut Cleveland, OH
Kyle Calloway Offensive Tackle University of Iowa Vail, AZ
Javarris James Running Back University of Miami Immokalee, FL
A.J. Trump Center University of Miami Palm Harbor, FL
Greg Hardy Defensive End University of Mississippi Millington,TN
Joshua Shene Kicker University of Mississippi Oklahoma City, OK
Aaron Berry Cornerback University of Pittsburgh Harrisburg, PA
Nate Byham Tight End University of Pittsburgh Franklin, PA
Darian Stewart Strong Safety University of South Carolina Huntsville, AL
Kion Wilson Inside Linebacker University of South Florida Miami, FL
Chris Scott Offensive Tackle University of Tennessee Riverdale, GA
Barry Church Strong Safety University of Toledo Pittsburgh, PA
Nate Collins Defensive Tackle University of Virginia Port Chester, NY
Matt Morencie Center University of Windsor Windsor, ON
O'Brien Schofield Outside Linebacker University of Wisconsin Chicago, IL
Kam Chancellor Free Safety Virginia Tech Norfolk, VA
Sergio Render Offensive Guard Virginia Tech Newman, GA
Stephan Virgil Cornerback Virginia Tech Rocky Mount, NC
Chris DeGeare Offensive Guard Wake Forest University Kernersville, NC
Ben Staggs Offensive Tackle West Liberty University Wooster, OH
Alric Arnett Wide Receiver West Virginia University Belle Glade, FL
Patrick Stoudamire Cornerback Western Illinois University Portland, OR

West team[edit]

Name Position School Hometown
Chris Thomas Safety Air Force Academy Westerville, OH
Dimitri Nance Running Back Arizona State University Euless, TX
Carter Brunelle Long Snapper Baylor University San Antonio, TX
Joe Pawelek Inside Linebacker Baylor University San Antonio, TX
Max Hall Quarterback Brigham Young University Mesa, AZ
Jan Jorgensen Defensive End Brigham Young University Helper, UT
Dennis Pitta Tight End Brigham Young University Moorpark, CA
Klint Kubiak Safety Colorado State University Houston,TX
Cole Pemberton Offensive Takle Colorado State University Highsland Ranch, CO
Shelley Smith Offensive Guard Colorado State University Phoenix, AZ
Matt Nichols Quarterback Eastern Washington University Cottonwood, CA
Nathan Overbay Tight End Eastern Washington University Chehalis, WA
Seyi Ajirotutu Wide Receiver Fresno State University El Dorado Hills, CA
Robert Malone Punter Fresno State University Riverside, CA
Lonyae Miller Running Back Fresno State University Fontana, CA
Reggie Stephens Offensive Guard Iowa State University Dallas, TX
Jeffery Fitzgerald Defensive End Kansas State University Richmond, VA
Thad Turner Cornerback Ohio University Marietta, GA
Keith Toston Running Back Oklahoma State University Angleton, TX
Keaton Kristick Outside Linebacker Oregon State University Fountain Hills, AZ
Emmanuel Sanders Wide Receiver Southern Methodist University Bellville, TX
Chris Marinelli Offensive Tackle Stanford University Braintree, MA
Ekom Udofia Defensive Tackle Stanford University Phoenix, AZ
Mike Hicks Wide Receiver Tennessee Martin Jacksonville, FL
Michael Shumard Offensive Guard Texas A& M University Fort Hood, TX
Marshall Newhouse Offensive Tackle Texas Christian University Dallas, TX
Brandon Carter Offensive Guard Texas Tech University Longview, TX
Jamar Wall Cornerback Texas Tech University Plaview, TX
Terrence Austin Wide Receiver UCLA Longbeach, CA
Reggie Carter Inside Linebacker UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Moya Fullback UCLA El Dorado Hills, CA
Alterraun Verner Cornerback UCLA Carson, CA
Earl Mitchell Defensive Tackle University of Arizona Houston, TX
Devin Ross Cornerback University of Arizona Los Angeles, CA
Mike Tepper Offensive Tackle University of California Cypress, CA
Verran Tucker Wide Receiver University of California Lynwood, CA
Riar Geer Tight End University of Colorado Grand Junction, CO
John Estes Center University of Hawaii Stockton, CA
Kerry Meier Wide Receiver University of Kansas Pittsburg, KS
Todd Reesing Quarterback University of Kansas Austin, TX
Darrell Stuckey Strong Safety University of Kansas Kansas City, KS
Lee Campbell Outside Linebacker University of Minnesota Naples, FL
Jaron Baston Defensive Tackle University of Missouri Blue Springs, MO
James Ruffin Defensive End University of Northern Iowa Burnsville, MN
Brian Jackson Cornerback University of Oklahoma DeSoto, TX
T.J. Ward Free Safety University of Oregon Antioch, CA
Jordan Sisco Wide Receiver University of Regina Regina, SK
Hunter Lawrence Kicker University of Texas Boerne, TX
Robert Johnson Safety University of Utah Los Angeles, CA
David Reed Wide Receiver University of Utah New Britain, CT
Stevenson Sylvester Outside Linebacker University of Utah Las Vegas, NV
Daniel Te'o Nesheim Defensive Tackle University of Washington Waikoloa, HI
Jason Beauchamp Outside Linebacker UNLV San Diego, CA
Martin Tevaseu Defensive Tackle UNLV Boonville, CA
Kenny Alfred Center Washington State University Gig Harbor, WA

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2010 NFL Draft

Below is a list of the 34 players from this game that were drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted four players that they scouted at this game and both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers scouted three. The Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens each selected two. Five offensive tackles, four defensive tackles, defensive ends, tight ends and wide receivers were drafted from this game. Three players from the Utah Utes as well as two each from the UCLA Bruins and Kansas Jayhawks were selected. Although 34 players were selected during the seven round draft, none were selected in the first round, while ten were chosen in the fifth and an additional 7 were chosen in the final seventh round.[11]

The east team's Matt Morencie had already been drafted with the fifth pick of the third round in the 2009 CFL Draft by the BC Lions.[12] Jordan Sisco was selected with the first pick in the second round (8th overall) of the 2010 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[13]

Round # Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
2 33 St. Louis Rams Rodger Saffold Offensive tackle Indiana
2 38 Cleveland Browns T. J. Ward Safety Oregon
2 41 Buffalo Bills Torrell Troup Defensive tackle UCF
2 56 Green Bay Packers Mike Neal Defensive tackle Purdue
3 81 Houston Texans Earl Mitchell Defensive tackle Arizona
3 82 Pittsburgh Steelers Emmanuel Sanders Wide receiver SMU
3 86 Philadelphia Eagles (from Green Bay) Daniel Te'o-Nesheim Defensive end Washington
4 104 Tennessee Titans (from Seattle) Alterraun Verner Cornerback UCLA
4 110 San Diego Chargers (from Miami) Darrell Stuckey Safety Kansas
4 114 Baltimore Ravens (from Denver) Dennis Pitta Tight end BYU
4 122 Philadelphia Eagles (from Green Bay) Mike Kafka Quarterback Northwestern
4 125 Philadelphia Eagles (from Dallas) Clay Harbor Tight end Missouri State
4 130 Arizona Cardinals (from New Orleans Saints) O'Brien Schofield Defensive end Wisconsin
5 147 New York Giants Mitch Petrus Guard Arkansas
5 148 Tennessee Titans Robert Johnson Safety Utah
5 151 Pittsburgh Steelers Chris Scott Offensive tackle Tennessee
5 154 Green Bay Packers Andrew Quarless Tight end Penn State
5 155 Arizona Cardinals (from Philadelphia via New York Jets and Pittsburgh) John Skelton Quarterback Fordham
5 156 Baltimore Ravens David Reed Wide receiver Utah
5 161 Minnesota Vikings Chris DeGeare Offensive tackle Wake Forest
5 165 Atlanta Falcons Kerry Meier Wide receiver Kansas
5 166 Pittsburgh Steelers Stevenson Sylvester Linebacker Utah
5 169 Green Bay Packers Marshall Newhouse Offensive tackle TCU
6 175 Carolina Panthers (from Oakland) Greg Hardy Defensive end Ole Miss
6 182 San Francisco 49ers Nate Byham Tight end Pittsburgh
6 187 Houston Texans Shelley Smith Guard Colorado State
6 196 Dallas Cowboys Jamar Wall Cornerback Texas Tech
7 212 Miami Dolphins (from Kansas City) Chris McCoy Linebacker Middle Tennessee
7 213 Detroit Lions (from Seattle) Willie Young Defensive end North Carolina State
7 216 Buffalo Bills Kyle Calloway Offensive tackle Iowa
7 219 Washington Redskins (from Miami) Terrence Austin Wide receiver UCLA
7 228 Cincinnati Bengals Reggie Stephens Guard Iowa State
7 240 Indianapolis Colts Kavell Conner Linebacker Clemson
7 242 Pittsburgh Steelers Doug Worthington Defensive tackle Ohio State

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "East Wins Asset Protect East-West Shrine Game". Shriners International Headquarters. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Game #85 Coaches". East West Shrine Game. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "EAST 13, WEST 10 (box score)". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "East beats West at Shrine game". ESPN.com. 2010-01-23. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  5. ^ a b c Carnahan, J.C. (2010-01-23). "Big Ten well represented in East-West Shrine game: Wisconsin's O'Brien Shofield wins East defensive MVP". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  6. ^ McShay, Todd (2010-01-18). "First practice sets storylines: Players in just shorts and helmets, but some players still stand out while others struggle". ESPN. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Shrine-East 13, Shrine-West 10 (Game Story tab)". USA Today. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  8. ^ "EAST 13, WEST 10 (play-by-play)". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  9. ^ "Northwestern's Kafka Shines in Shrine Game". The New York Times. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-02-05. [dead link]
  10. ^ "East wins Shrine Game 13–10". Sports Illustrated. 2010-01-24. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-05. [dead link]
  11. ^ "NFL Draft 2010". ESPN. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  12. ^ "Ticats.ca 2009 CFL Canadian Draft Tracker". www.ticats.ca. Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Archived from the original on April 30, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  13. ^ McCormick, Murray (2010-05-02). "Saskatchewan Roughriders happy to land Regina's Jordan Sisco in 2010 CFL draft". Leader-Post. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-03.