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.

2012 East–West Shrine Game
All–Star Bowl Game
1234 Total
East Team 10700 17
West Team 014010 24
DateJanuary 21, 2012
Season2011
StadiumTropicana Field
LocationSt. Petersburg, Florida
MVPLennon Creer (RB, Louisiana Tech) & Nick Sukay (CB, Penn State)[1]
Attendance18,000 (est.)[2]
United States TV coverage
NetworkNFL Network
AnnouncersBooth: Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis
Sideline: Rebecca Haarlow
East–West Shrine Game
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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".[3]

PlayersEdit

Game notesEdit

  • This was the third time the game was played in Florida; having been played the prior two years at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, this was the first time it was held in St. Petersburg.[4]

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP East West
1 9:44 9 70 5:16 East 28-yard field goal by Blair Walsh 3 0
1 3:51 5 94 2:55 East B. J. Cunningham 17-yard touchdown reception from B. J. Coleman, Blair Walsh kick good 10 0
2 10:03 19 80 8:48 West Chandler Harnish 1-yard touchdown run, Greg Zuerlein kick good 10 7
2 5:18 7 49 4:45 West Tyler Hansen 3-yard touchdown run, Greg Zuerlein kick good 10 14
2 0:20 14 83 4:58 East LaRon Byrd 3-yard touchdown reception from Austin Davis, Blair Walsh kick good 17 14
4 13:21 9 68 4:36 West 35-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein 17 17
4 0:47 9 74 2:47 West Lennon Creer 9-yard touchdown run, Greg Zuerlein kick good 17 24
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 17 24

StatisticsEdit

Statistics East West
First Downs 18 25
Total offense, plays - yards 53-316 73-377
Rushes-yards (net) 22-57 39-171
Passing yards (net) 259 206
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 18-31-0 21-34-1
Time of Possession 24:27 35:33

2012 NFL DraftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AP, West rallies past East to win 87th Shrine Game, ESPN, January 21, 2012
  2. ^ "Crowd pleases organizers". Tampa Bay Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. January 22, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ The East-West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award, East-West Shrine Game, 2011
  4. ^ East-West Shrine Game Moving to St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field Archived 2012-01-28 at the Wayback Machine, shrinegame.com, April 27, 2011

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