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Stars Can Be Found At Shrine Game

Posted Jan 12, 2014

As PhiladelphiaEagles.com prepares for a full week of coverage of this year's East-West Shrine Game, it's important to keep in mind what's at stake. Last year, the Eagles got a glimpse of an unheralded safety from North Carolina State who would go on to become the team's fifth-round pick, eventually landing himself in the starting lineup as a rookie. Beyond Earl Wolff, last year's game featured early round picks like running back Christine Michael and left tackle Terron Armstead.

First established in 1925, the Shrine Game has seen its fair share of superstars show off their talents in front of NFL scouts. In fact, check out this All-Star lineup of Shrine Game alumni currently in the NFL. Apologies to the likes of T.J. Ward, Dawan Landry, Brian Robison, Jordan Cameron, Joe Flacco and Cecil Shorts, among many others for their exclusion.

QuarterbackTom Brady (2000)
Running back Alfred Morris (2012)
Running backZac Stacy (2013)
Wide receiverWes Welker (2004)
Wide receiverGreg Jennings (2006)
Tight endJulius Thomas (2011)
Offensive lineMichael Roos (2005)
Offensive lineLogan Mankins (2005)
Offensive lineAlex Boone (2009)
Offensive line Louis Vasquez (2009)
Offensive lineAndrew Whitworth (2006)

Defensive lineGreg Hardy (2010)
Defensive lineRoy Miller (2009)
Defensive lineJared Allen (2004)
Defensive lineMichael Bennett (2009)
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich (2006)
Linebacker Daryl Smith (2004)
LinebackerDeAndre Levy (2009)
CornerbackAlterraun Verner (2010)
Cornerback Terrell Thomas (2008)
SafetyKam Chancellor (2010)
SafetyDashon Goldson (2007)

KickerBlair Walsh (2012)
Punter Bryan Anger (2012)

Wolff, meanwhile, isn't the only member of the Eagles roster who played in the Shrine Game. The most notable fellow Shrine Game alumni is Brent Celek, who showed his stuff in 2007 in the run-up to his fifth-round selection by the Eagles.

Current Shrine Game Alumni
Earl Wolff (2013)
Keelan Johnson (2013)
Emil Igwenagu (2012)
Najee Goode (2012)
B.J. Cunningham (2012)
Josh Kaddu (2012)
Jeff Maehl (2011)
Jason Phillips (2009)
Brent Celek (2007)

Recent Eagles Draft Picks From The Shrine Game
Daniel Te’o-Nesheim (2010)
Jamar Chaney (2010)
Fenuki Tupou (2009)
King Dunlap (2008)
Quintin Demps (2008)
Stewart Bradley (2007)
Quintin Mikell (2003)
Correll Buckhalter (2001)

Throughout the week, Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net will provide his analysis of the day's risers and fallers, while we'll bring you exclusive video footage of the action at practice. Stay tuned to find out which players the Eagles may be keeping their eyes on down in Florida.

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