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Crennel, Schottenheimer Preparing For East-West Shrine Game This Weekend

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  • What: East-West All-Star Shrine Game
  • When: Saturday, 2 PM central time

College football players from the East and West sides of the country have been practicing all week in preparation for this weekend's all-stat game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. Tomorrow's game is especially interesting for Kansas City Chiefs fans.

Why? Because former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer and new Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel are the coaches. Marty is heading up the West squad and Romeo is coaching the East squad.

What is the East-West Shrine game exactly? It's sort of a poor man's Senior Bowl/All-Star game. Players from eastern schools compete against players from western schools and the proceeds go to the Shriner Hospitals. As Bob Gretz noted last week, the East-West Shrine game has fallen behind in importance to the Senior Bowl, which is played next Saturday, January 30th in Mobile, AL.

No first round talent will be in Orlando this weekend but shouldn't that mean Pioli and Co. will be all the more interested?

After the jump, courtesy of Josh Looney over at the mothership this morning, we have the East-West Shrine game players drafted by the Chiefs in recent years. I've also included the full roster for both squads.

  • RB Javarris Williams, 2009 (7th round, 212th overall)
  • *WR Will Franklin, 2008 (4th round, 105th overall)
  • WR Kevin Robinson, 2008 (6th round, 182nd overall)
  • K Justin Medlock, 2007 (5th round, 160th overall)
  • T Herb Taylor, 2007 (6th round, 196th overall)
  • TE Michael Allan, 2007 (7th round, 231st overall)
  • WR Jeff Webb, 2006 (6th round, 190th overall)
  • LB/FB Boomer Grigsby, 2005 (5th round, 138th overall)
  • DE Will Svitek, 2005 (6th round, 187th overall)
  • WR Samie Parker, 2004 (4th round, 105th overall)
  • DE Jared Allen, 2004 (4th round, 126th overall)

*Invited, but missed game due to injury

And to get even more conversation going, here are the full rosters for the game:

East Roster

First Name  Last Name  Position  School  Hometown
Freddie Barnes Wide Receiver Bowling Green State University Chicago, IL
Patrick Simonds Wide Receiver Colgate University Sidney, NY
Blair White Wide Receiver Michigan State University Saginaw, MI
Naaman Roosevelt Wide Receiver University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
Alric  Arnett Wide Receiver West Virginia University Belle Glade, FL
Ali Villanueva Tight End Army Meridian, MS
Andrew Quarless Tight End Penn State University Long Island, NY
Nate Byham Tight End University of Pittsburgh Franklin, PA
Justin Woodall Strong Safety University of Alabama Oxford, MS
Darian Stewart Strong Safety University of South Carolina Huntsville, AL
Barry  Church  Strong Safety University of Toledo Pittsburgh, PA
Andre Anderson  Running Back  Tulane University  Stone Mountain, GA
Andre Dixon Running Back  University of Connecticut North Brunswick, NJ
Javarris James Running Back  University of Miami Immokalee, FL
John Skelton Quarterback Fordham University  El Paso, TX
Mike Kafka Quarterback Northwestern University Oak Lawn, IL
Daryll Clark Quarterback Penn State University Youngstown, OH
Jeremy Boone Punter Penn State University Mechanicsburg, PA
Kavell Conner Outside Linebacker Clemson University  Richmond, VA
Chris McCoy Outside Linebacker Middle Tennessee State Villa Roca, MS
O'Brien Schofield Outside Linebacker University of Wisconsin Chicago, IL
Rodger Saffold III Offensive Tackle Indiana University Bedford, OH
Kevin Haslam Offensive Tackle Rutgers University Mahwah, NJ
Kyle Calloway Offensive Tackle University of Iowa  Vail, AZ
Chris Scott Offensive Tackle University of Tennessee Riverdale, GA
Ben Staggs Offensive Tackle West Liberty University Wooster, OH
Thomas Austin Offensive Guard  Clemson University  Clemson, SC
Cord Howard Offensive Guard Georgia Tech Phenix City, AL
Mitch Petrus Offensive Guard University of Arkansas Carlisle, AR
Sergio Render Offensive Guard Virginia Tech Newman, GA
Chris DeGeare Offensive Guard Wake Forest University Kernersville, NC
Joshua Shene Kicker University of Mississippi Oklahoma City, OK
Mike McLaughlin Inside Linebacker Boston College Woburn, MA
Jamar Chaney Inside Linebacker Mississippi State University Ft. Pierce, FL
Ross Pospisil Inside Linebacker Navy Temple, TX
Kion Wilson Inside Linebacker University of South Florida Miami, FL
Richard Dickson Fullback  Louisiana State University  Ocean Springs, MS
Van  Eskridge  Free Safety East Carolina University  Shelby, NC
Kam Chancellor Free Safety Virginia Tech Norfolk, VA
Doug Worthington Defensive Tackle Ohio State University Athol Springs, NY
Mike Neal Defensive Tackle Purdue University Merrillville, IN
Torell Troup Defensive Tackle University of Central Florida Conyers, GA
Nate Collins Defensive Tackle University of Virgina Port Chester, NY
Willie  Young  Defensive End  North Carolina State University Riviera Beach, FL
Rahim Alem Defensive End Louisiana State University  New Orleans, LA
Lindsey Witten Defensive End University of Connecticut Cleveland, OH
Greg Hardy Defensive End University of Mississippi Millington,TN
Chris  Chancellor Cornerback Clemson University  Miami, FL
Aaron Berry Cornerback University of Pittsburgh Harrisburg, PA
Stephan Virgil Cornerback Virginia Tech Rocky Mount, NC
Patrick Stoudamire Cornerback Western Illinois University Portland, OR
Jim Cordle Center Ohio State University Lancaster, OH
A.J. Trump Center University of Miami Palm Harbor, FL
Matt Morencie Center University of Windsor Windsor, ON


West Roster

First Name  Last Name  Position  School  Hometown
Seyi Ajirotutu Wide Receiver Fresno State University El Dorado Hills, CA
Emmanuel Sanders Wide Receiver Southern Methodist University Bellville, TX
Terrence Austin Wide Receiver UCLA Longbeach, CA
Verran Tucker Wide Receiver University of California Lynwood, CA
Kerry Meier Wide Receiver University of Kansas Pittsburg, KS
Jordan Sisco Wide Receiver University of Regina Regina, SK
David Reed Wide Receiver University of Utah New Britain, CT
Dennis Pitta Tight End Brigham Young University Moorpark, CA
Nathan Overbay Tight End Eastern Washington University Chehalis, WA
Riar  Geer Tight End University of Colorado Grand Junction, CO
Darrell Stuckey Strong Safety University of Kansas Kansas, KS
Chris Thomas Safety  Air Force Academy Westerville, OH
Klint Kubiak Safety  Colorado State University Houston,TX
Robert  Johnson Safety  University of Utah Los Angeles, CA
Dimitri  Nance Running Back Arizona State University Euless, TX
Lonyae Miller Running Back Fresno State University Fontana, CA
Keith Toston Running Back Oklahoma State University Angleton, TX
Max Hall Quarterback Brigham Young University Mesa, AZ
Matt Nichols Quarterback Eastern Washington University Cottonwood, CA
Todd Reesing Quarterback University of Kansas Austin, TX
Robert  Malone Punter Fresno State University Riverside, CA
Dexter Davis Outside Linebacker Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ
Keaton Kristick Outside Linebacker Oregon State University Fountain Hills, AZ
Stevenson Sylvester Outside Linebacker University of Utah Las Vegas, NV
Jason Beauchamp Outside Linebacker UNLV San Diego, CA
Cole Pemberton Offensive Takle Colorado State University Highsland Ranch, CO
Chris Marinelli Offensive Tackle Stanford University Braintree, MA
Marshall Newhouse Offensive Tackle Texas Christian University Dallas, TX
Mike Tepper Offensive Tackle University of California Cypress, CA
Shelley Smith Offensive Guard Colorado State University Phoenix, AZ
Reggie Stephens Offensive Guard Iowa State University Dallas, TX
Michael  Shumard Offensive Guard Texas A& M University Fort Hood, TX
Brandon Carter Offensive Guard Texas Tech University Longview, TX
Carter Brunelle Long Snapper Baylor University San Antonio, TX
Hunter Lawrence Kicker University of Texas Boerne, TX
Joe Pawelek Inside Linebacker Baylor University San Antonio, TX
Reggie Carter Inside Linebacker UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Moya Fullback UCLA El Dorado Hills, CA
TJ Ward Free Safety University of Oregon Antioch, CA
Ekom  Udofia Defensive Tackle Stanford University Phoenix, AZ
Earl Mitchell Defensive Tackle University of Arizona Houston, TX
Jaron Baston Defensive Tackle University of Missouri Blue Springs, MO
Daniel  Te'o Nesheim Defensive Tackle University of Washington Waikoloa, HI
Martin Tevaseu Defensive Tackle UNLV Boonville, CA
Jan Jorgensen Defensive End Brigham Young University Helper, UT
Jeffery  Fitzgerald Defensive End Kansas State University Richmond, VA
James Ruffin Defensive End University of Northern Iowa Burnsville, MN
Thad  Turner Cornerback Ohio State University Marietta, GA
Jamar Wall Cornerback Texas Tech University Plaview, TX
Alterraun Verner Cornerback UCLA Carson, CA
Devin Ross Cornerback University of Arizona Los Angeles, CA
Brian Jackson Cornerback University of Oklahoma DeSoto, TX
John  Estes Center University of Hawaii Stockton, CA
Kenny Alfred  Center Washington State University  Gig Harbor, WA


Anyone in particular you're keeping an eye on this weekend?

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