Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
Indiana University offensive lineman Collin Rahrig has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game as a member of the West team. The Hoosier senior had an outstanding career that started as a walk-on. In his four-year playing career Rahrig played in 40 games, starting 36 of them. He spent most of his time playing center, but moved around the line due to injuries playing 12 games at left guard and five games at right guard. In 2014 he was elected a team captain, was nominated for the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s best center, and won Indiana’s Howard Brown Award, which is given to a player for his “dedication to Indiana football”. Rahrig was also named All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the coaches and media in his senior season.
The East-West Shrine Game will be played for the 90th time on January 17th, 2015. The game is set to kick off at 4pm and will be broadcast on the NFL Network. The Shrine Game is one of the more prestigious showcase games for college players looking to make it to the NFL. Notable alumni include Walter Payton, John Elway, Tom Brady, Gale Sayers, Brett Farve, and Roger Staubach. 70 players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame who have played in this game.