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2011 East West Shrine Game: East Roster Features Three Local Players

The roster of the East team in the East West Shrine Game, which takes place Saturday at 4:00 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando (and on the NFL Network), features three local players: Penn State running back Evan Royster and defensive lineman Ollie Ogbu, and Fairmont State wide receiver Perry Baker.


Fairmont State? That's just south of Morgantown on I-79. Baker scored nine touchdowns this year; he doesn't think he'll be drafted, but he hopes to catch on in the NFL as a free agent. Baker's brother Dallas Baker was the Steelers' seventh-round draft pick in 2007 and recorded one catch for them. His uncle is former NFL standout Wes Chandler.

The Penn State players are a little better known, obviously. Royster is coming off a mildly disappointing senior season for the Nittany Lions, but he has three straight years with over 1,000 yards on the ground. Ogbu recorded 48 tackles for Penn State this year.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.