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UT's Hester to play in East-West Shrine Game

12/01/2016, 11:32am EST
By BY BRIAN BUCKEY BLADE SPORTS WRITER

University of Toledo senior Treyvon Hester has accepted an invitation to play in the 92nd East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held Jan. 21, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 3:00 p.m. and televised live on NFL Network.

Hester, a 6-3, 300-pound defensive tackle, is a three-time All-MAC player who earned second-team honors in 2016. In his four-year college career, Hester has totaled 153 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 13.0 sacks. He leads the Rockets with 5.0 sacks this season.

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Hester joins an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 74 NFL Hall of Famers who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, in addition to more than 265 East-West Shrine Game alumni on NFL rosters each year. More than 100 players from last year’s game signed with professional teams last spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters.

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