The first of three collegiate all-star game of the offseason is also the longest running of the three.
The East-West Shrine Game will kickoff its 94th edition tomorrow afternoon in central Florida and will undoubtedly feature several future NFL players.
Just last year, players such as Phillip Lindsay, P.J. Hall, Avonte Maddox, and the Bengals’ own Chris Worley took part in the game. A handful of players also received invites to next week’s Senior Bowl for their exceptional practices during the week as well.
Looking beyond NFL prospects, this annual matchup is about more than some of the best college football players showcasing their talents. Since its inaugural game in 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children and its mission to provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay for services.
Every year, both teams visit the local Shriners hospital and gain a perspective of the privilege they’ve received to take part in a historic event.
This game is a great way to officially kick off the offseason for college football and to also get a first glance at players who went under-the-radar last fall that could garner interest by NFL teams in the NFL Draft.
How to watch the 94th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday:
Game: East vs West
Date/Time: Jan. 19th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Streaming: NFL Game Pass
Series Leader: West lead the all-time series 50-38 (there have been five ties)
Streak: West have won the past three games
Television: The game will air on NFL Network
Radio: The game will air on an international radio network including over one hundred fifty stations led by SB Nation Radio, on SiriusXM radios and the SiriusXM app (SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88) as well as online at shrinegame.com. Broadcasters are Patrick Kinas (play-by-play), Derek Rackley (analyst) and Brian Jordan (sideline reporter).
East Coach: Sam Mills III (Panthers defensive line coach)
West Coach: Adam Zimmer (Vikings linebackers coach and Mike Zimmer’s son)