Rodriguez grad Marcel Jensen, accepts invitation to play in East-West Shrine Game
TAMPA, Fla. – Marcel Jensen, Fresno State tight end and Rodriguez High graduate, has accepted an invitation to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game. The Game will be held January 18 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 1 p.m. and televised live on NFL Network, according to a press release by pinstripemarketing.com.
Jensen joins an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game along with 52 players currently on active NFL rosters.
“The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football’s best,” said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Harold Richardson in the release. “With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL . . . ‘Just Like on Sunday.’ ”
While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system.
Daily Republic staff