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East West Shrine Game 2013: Rutgers players accept invites

Rutgers' D.C. Jefferson, R.J. Dill and and Scott Vallone all accepted invites to play in this year's East-West Shrine Game, held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Rich Schultz

Three more players have been added to the East-West Shrine Game roster as Rutgers' D.C. Jefferson, R.J. Dill and Scott Vallone accepted invites to play, the school announced over the past few days. The trio mark the 15th, 16th and 17th Rutgers players to ever participate in the event.

Jefferson, a 6'6, 250-pound tight end, grabbed 18 balls for 155 yards and a touchdown in his senior season with the Scarlet Knights. Over his career, he's recorded 45 receptions, 547 yards and two scores in 49 games.

Dill is a graduate student who graduated from Maryland in 2011, before starting every game for Rutgers this season at offensive tackle. He has a streak of 42 consecutive starts, dating back to his time with the Terrapins.

Vallone, a 2012 All-Big East First Team selection, had a career-high 12.5 tackles-for-loss with 50 total tackles as a senior this season.

The 2013 Shrine Game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Jan. 19.

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