Turner to Play in 86th East-West Shrine Game
Jan. 11, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana wide receiver Terrance Turner has accepted an invitation to play in the 86th East-West Shrine Game®. The game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on the NFL Network.
Turner closed out his career with 143 catches (sixth all-time at Indiana) for 1,436 yards and four touchdowns in 41 games (31 starts). He became the 17th Hoosier to ever reach 100 career receptions and 1,000 career yards in 2010.
The Auburn Hills, Mich., native joins an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, America's longest-running college all-star football game.
"The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football's best," said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Harold Richardson. "With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL ... `Just Like on Sunday.'"
While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, an international pediatric specialty health care system.
"We hope our supporters all over the country will come out and enjoy this exciting game," said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Our health care system depends on the generosity of our supporters, and this game is one of our signature events benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children®."
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