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
For more on the upcoming NFL draft, be sure to check out Mocking The Draft, SB Nation's NFL draft site.