Colorado State Duo Head To East-West Shrine Game
Rams Center and Quarterback Get Chance To Make Their Case For Pro Scouts
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East-West Shrine Game To Feature Two Colorado State Players
Colorado Center Jake Bennett has been snapping the ball to quarterback Nick Stevens for over three years and some 35 games. So it makes sense that that two get one more chance in their collegiate career to show off their skills for the pro scouts. Both Stevens and Bennett have accepted invitations to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game on January 20th in St. Petersburg, FL.
Nick Stevens and Jake Bennett will finish out their CSU careers in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on December 16th after which they will sharpen their skills for the NFL draft by participating in the East-West Shrine game. They game will feature NFL coaches which means both players will have a chance to show how well they listen and practice during their week of practice which could influence an organization into selecting either player in the 2018 draft.
Stevens and Bennett were both all first team Mountain West this year and lead Colorado State to a 7-5 record. Stevens finished the regular season with 3,479 yards through the air to go along with his 27 touchdown passes. Bennett anchored the Rams line that opened holes for a rushing attach that gained over 2400 rushing yards and averaged five yards a carry.
The East-West Shrine game is scheduled for 1pm MST January 20, 2018 and can be seen on the NFL Network.