East-West Game – All-Star Week
The 97th East-West Shrine Bowl returned this postseason after cancelling last year due to Covid. The longest-running college football All-Star Game returned with a new location at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 25-24 in an interesting contest.
It was Browns’ QB EJ Perry, 6-1, 212 who stole the headlines, directing a strong comeback that ultimately fell short in the final minute. He was named the game’s MVP despite playing on the losing team. The Boston College transfer went 13 of 18 for 241 yards and 3 TDs, after entering the game in the second half. Brown was able to make NFL throws into tight windows including the red zone. He drove the team down the field continuously almost pulling the game out.
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Notre Dame QB Jack Coan, 6-3, 217 went 10 of 13 for 91 yards and a TD in limited time. He went through his progressions soundly and was able to deliver accurate throws to his 2nd or 3rd options. He led the West offense right down the field on its opening drive, going 5 of 6 for 49 yards before the East was able to come up with a big goal-line stand.
RB Pierre Strong of South Dakota St, 5-11, 202
Made nice run on a screen TD reception.
RB Ty Chandler of North Carolina, 5-11, 203
Hard runner with quick feet impressed over practices and game.
TE Jelani Woods of Virginia, 6-7, 275
Athletic TE is a smooth mover in his routes and made a nice play for a TD
WR Samori Toure of Nebraska, 6-2, 190
Caught two TDs in the 4th quarter. Lean and agile with good skill set.
WR Diego Fagot of Navy, 6-2, 235
Active linebacker has fine instincts and tackling to finish. He elevated his grade with a fine week.
LB Nephi Sewell of Utah, 5-11, 226
Active backer displays keen instincts to read plays, stay clean and run to the ball to finish.
S Juanyeh Thomas of Georgia Tech, 6-1, 207
Big hitter and showed sound instincts and reads to get to the ball and finish.