95th East West Shrine Bowl

The 95th East West Shrine Bowl was a different type of football game that I’ve covered before. It was a collection of all-star seniors from various college teams coming together to play in front of fans, their family, NFL teams and more. Not to mention that since 1925, the East-West Shrine Bowl has benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children and its mission to provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay for services.

During the week the players had practices, held media days with fans and also visited the Shriners Hospital to interact with the kids. The 95th East West Shrine Bowl also provided the players with their first real opportunity to meet with NFL teams and scouts as well as agents looking to represent new clients.

NFL assistant head coaches were the coaches for both squads and gave the seniors an opportunity to see who NFL teams are run during practices, media and game days. It was an adjustment period for certainty for most of these soon to be NFLers, but they were chomping at the bit at their first NFL experience.

What I really loved as a sports photographer photographing the 95th East West Shrine Bowl game was seeing all the different team helmets on the field at once. It also allowed me to see players from the smaller schools and even from some schools in Canada that I probably would never get to see or know about.

The game itself was fast paced. Each player was going 150% trying to make an impression on the NFL scouts and coaches in attendance. And really that was what this game was about. Giving these kids a chance on the national stage to showcase their abilities and to help improve their NFL draft stock.

The East all-stars jumped out to an early lead and it looked like they might just run away with it after the first quarter. It was a different story in the 4th when the East was down to the West and they both were trading scores in the 4th quarter which made it for an interesting game. The East was able to secure a victory with a Benny LeMay touchdown and afterwards all the families and friends of the players were able to meet them on the field for photos and what not.

All in all the 95th East West Shrine Bowl game was more than I could have hoped for. Can’t wait for next year’s game!

The U
Miami Hurricane Senior Jerseys | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
2020 College Football Playoffs
National Champions, LSU helmets | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
2020 East West Shrine Bowl
West players’ helmets | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Miami Hurricanes Football
East All-Star linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Kevin Davidson
East All-Star quarterback Kevin Davidson #11 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Dominik Eberle
West All-Star Domink Eberle #2 walks onto the field to warm up | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Jordan McCray
West All-Star wide receiver Jordan McCray #13 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Michael Divinity
East All-Star linebacker Michael Divinity #45 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Carter O Donnell
West All-Star offensive lineman Carter O’Donnell #64 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Isaiah Wright
East All-Star wide receiver Isaiah Wright #17 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Fredrick Mauigoa
West All-Star offensive lineman Fredrick Mauigoa #59 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Jack Driscoll
East All-Star offensive lineman Jack Driscoll #78 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
West All-stars
West All-Stars stand for the National Anthem | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
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East All-Star captains | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Cohl Cabral
West All-Star center Cohl Cabral #57 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Tyler Huntley
West All-Star quarterback Tyler Huntley #1 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Eli Wolf
East All-Star tight end Eli Wolf #47 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
East touchdown
East All-Stars celebrate a touchdown | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Parker Houston
West All-Star tight end Parker Houston #82 with a touchdown | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Benny LeMay
East All-Star running back Benny LeMay #32 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Kelly Bryant
West All-Star quarterback Kelly Bryant #7 throws under pressure | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Tommy Stevens
East All-Star quarterback Tommy Stevens #7 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Aaron Parker
East All-Star wide receiver Aaron Parker #80 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
95th East West Shrine Bowl
East All-Stars celebrate a touchdown in front of the TV crew | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
James Robinson
West All-Star running back James Robinson #25 | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Shrine Bowl MVP
East All-Star running back Benny LeMay #32 scores a touchdown | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Shrine Bowl
East All-Stars celebrate the go-ahead touchdown | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Shrine Bowl Offensive MVP
East All-Star running back Benny LeMay #32 wins the East MVP | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Shrine Bowl defensive MVP
West All-Star db Luther Kirk #34 wins defensive MVP | 2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field
Miami Hurricanes turnover chain
2020 East West Shrine Bowl | January 18, 2020 | Tropicana Field

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