Saubert Headed to East-West Shrine Game
A strong performance at the East-West Shrine Game can greatly impact a player’s chances of a career in the NFL. More than 100 players from last’s game signed with professional teams this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL roster. Accepted Invitations The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Print Friendly Version East-West Shrine Game Story Links TAMPA, Fla. – Drake University tight end Eric Saubert has accepted an invitation to play in the 92nd East-West Shrine Game. The Game will be held January 21, 2017, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 2 p.m. CST and broadcast live on NFL Network. Saubert led the Bulldogs with a career-high 56 receptions for 776 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns to earn first-team All-Pioneer Football League honors. In his final game in a Bulldog uniform, he recorded 131 yards receiving with two touchdowns at Stetson on Nov. 19. The Hoffman Estates, Ill., native, ended his four-year Drake career with 190 catches for 2,253 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns.