2012 East-West Shrine Game: Coaches, Rosters Finalized

The Annual 2012 East West Shrine Game takes place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on January 21, 2012. The game features some of the top NFL Draft talent from around the country.

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East-West Shrine Game 2012: West Rallies Late For 24-17 Win

A 10-point fourth quarter rally gave the West squad a 24-17 victory at the 2012 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

The West team trailed the East 17-14 at halftime, but a 35-yard field goal by Missouri Western's Greg Zuerlein with 13:21 left in regulation tied the score before a 9-yard touchdown run by Louisiana Tech's Lennon Creer with 47 seconds remaining proved to be the decisive score in the game.

Tyler Hansen finished as the leading passer for the winning squad with 144 yards on 12-17 passing. His East counterpart, B.J. Coleman, finished with 168 yards on 10-15 passing.

Creer finished with 80 yards on 15 carries. Alfred Morris led the East with 31 yards on nine carries. George Bryan was the leading receiver for the West with 55 yards on three receptions and Chase Ford was the big receiver for the East with one 64-yard reception.

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East-West Shrine Game 2012: East Leads 17-14 At Half

After falling behind 10 after the first quarter in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, the West squad stormed back to take 14-10 lead before a late East touchdown made the score 17-14 as the teams went to the locker rooms at halftime.

The West team scored its first points of the day on a one-yard run from Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish with 10:03 left in the second quarter. Minutes later, Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen scored on a 3-yard scamper to give his team the lead.

The East team retook the lead, however, on a 3-yard pass from Southern Mississippi quarterback Austin Davis to Miami receiver LaRon Byrd with 20 second remaining, and that's how the teams went into the break.

Hansen now leads the West squad with 49 yards on 4-4 passing. USC's Marc Tyler remains the team's leading rusher with 29 yards on four carries and N.C. State's George Bryan is the West's leading receiver with 25 yards on his only reception.

B.J. Coleman is still the East's leading passer with 136 yards and a touchdown on 6-6 passing. Miami's Chase Ford is now the team's receiver with 64 yards on his only catch and Tauren Poole remains the leading rusher with 17 yards on three carries.

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East-West Shrine Game 2012: East Out To Early 10-0 Lead

The East squad is out to an early 10-0 lead after the first quarter of the 2012 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman led the way for the East team, finishing the first quarter with 136 yards and a touchdown on 6-6 passing. Michigan State's B.J. Cunningham was on the receiving end of Coleman's touchdown pass with 3:51 left in the opening frame and has two receptions total for 26 yards. Tennessee's Tauren Poole is the East's leading rusher with 16 yards on two carries.

For the West, Northern Illinois' Chandler Harnish has 29 yards on 4-8 passing. USC's Marc Tyler is the game's leading rusher with 29 yards on four carries while Boise State's Tyler Shoemaker and Arkansas' Greg Childs each have one reception for eight yards.

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2012 East-West Shrine Game: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The longest-running college all-star game takes place this afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will feature several players from America's 27th state.

The 2012 East-West Shrine game is the first showcase event leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft. Former NFL coaches Brad Childress and Bobby Ross will take the helm for the West and East squads, respectively. Childress' West side will have Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish, Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway and Arkansas wideout Greg Childs looking to make an impression.

Ross' East Team will feature several players from the state of Florida. Oft-injured Gators' quarterback John Brantley, Central Florida linebacker Joshua Linam, South Florida guard Jeremiah Warren and Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris will just be some of the players looking to catch the eye of NFL scouts.

Complete rosters can be found on the official game site. Here is what you need to know for the game:

Date & Time: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

TV: NFL Network

Announcers: Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Rebecca Haarlow

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2012 East-West Shrine Game: Former NFL Coaches Helping Out

A pair of former NFL coaches are helping prospects prepare for the 2012 East-West Shrine Game, set to kickoff on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The Associated Press writes that former San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions coach Bobby Ross and former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress are trying to help college players looking to break into the NFL learn more professional offenses than they might have experienced at the college level.

The coaches had this to say.

"Some of these guys have worked in offenses that don’t necessarily translate to what they’ll be doing in the NFL. ... I’m a coach who believes in the players making the system, not the system making the player. The talent is going to shine through," Ross said.

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"This also is a great place to see who can take in a lot of new information and transfer it quickly to the field. That’s one quality everyone is watching," the former Minnesota Vikings coach said. "We’re limited by formation, but we’re not limited by volume. So you throw it all at them and see what sticks."

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2012 East-West Shrine Game: Arkansas Widout Jarius Wright Named Top Prospect

Practices for the 2012 East-West Shrine Game began on Monday in St. Petersburg and with gameday fast approaching, CBS Sports is previewing each game. On Monday, the website's Dane Brugler named Arkansas wide receiver Jarius Wright the top prospect in the Shrine Game, set to take place on Saturday at Tropicana Field, and had the following to say about him.

Wright is a savvy route runner and knows how to get open, selling routes beautifully. He competes for every pass and has elite body control and focus to adjust his frame mid-air and snatch the pass with his reliable hands. Wright has marginal bulk with a smallish frame and his lack of strength is exposed against physical cornerbacks, but he has the quick-twitch burst to redirect in any direction and shows an extra gear downfield. Wright is one of the top slot or "Y" receivers in this draft class because of his ability to manipulate the middle of the field and use his natural feel to find soft spots in coverage.

Wright had 66 receptions for 1,117 yards and 12 touchdowns during the 2011 season. The senior went for 100 or more receiving yards four times and broke out for 13 catches, 281 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 42-38 win against Texas A&M on Oct. 1. Wright finished his Razorbacks career with 168 catches for 2,934 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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2012 East West Shrine Game: John Brantley Has A Lot To Prove

The 2012 East West Shrine Game is a good place for some college players who had disappointing seasons can impress some NFL scouts before heading to the 2012 NFL Draft. One player that could do that very thing is Florida Gators quarterback John Brantley. Brantley had a very disappointing two seasons starting for the Gators, but Wes Bunting of the National Football Post thinks Brantley can really help himself this week.

QB John Brantley: Florida (6-3, 219)
Does a lot of things well, but doesn't always trust what he sees. Needs some time, but is worth a developmental grade and late round/priority pick.

It could also go south for Brantley as well if he struggles in the game against lower level competition.

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East West Shrine Game 2012: Coaches, Rosters Finalized

The Annual 2012 East West Shrine Game takes place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on January 21, 2012. The game features some of the top NFL Draft talent from around the country.

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