RENO, Nev. – A pair of Nevada players have been invited to play in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, Jan. 22, Nevada coach Chris Ault announced today.
Senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick and senior defensive end Dontay Moch will represent the West in the game, which will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The 86th annual game will be televised on the NFL Network.
Additionally, Kaepernick has also been invited to compete in the Senior Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 29 in Mobile, Ala., and will also be broadcast on the NFL Network.
Kaepernick and Moch will be the first Nevada players to compete in the game since Marko Mitchell and Joshua Mauga played in it two years ago. Four years ago, quarterback Jeff Rowe was the Offensive MVP in the Shrine Game.
Kaepernick will be the first Nevada player to play in the Senior Bowl since John Dutton and Deshone Myles played in 1998.
About the Shrine Game:
Since 1925 the East-West Shrine Game® has been more than just a football game. It’s been a showcase for the next generation of NFL greats and a priceless benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running all-star college football game, combining great football with a great cause and creating experiences for players that will last a lifetime.
About the Senior Bowl:
The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams.