Boyd Invited To East-West Shrine Game|
Dec. 18, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd has accepted an invitation to play in the 93rd Annual East-West Shrine Game, event organizers announced.
The game will be held Jan. 20, 2018, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kickoff is set for noon PT live on NFL Network.
Boyd is the 16th Rebel to be invited to play in the historic all-star game but the first since offensive lineman Brett Boyko in 2014 (Boyko did not play because of injury). Boyd joins Earvin Johnson (2004) and Randy Gatewood (1994) as the only UNLV receivers to be chosen to participate in the East-West.
A graduate of Henderson’s Basic High School, Boyd finished second in UNLV history with 3,242 receiving yards and third with 198 catches. He set the school record with 14 100-yard receiving games while wearing the Scarlet & Gray and became the first player in program history to lead the team in receptions in four different seasons.
More than 100 players from last year’s East-West Shrine Game signed with professional teams last spring and more than 70 made final NFL rosters.
"The most important element of East-West Shrine Game has always been supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children," said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Harold Richardson. "But during game week, it also affords our players an unmatched opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first taste of a potential career in the NFL."
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 that treats children in orthopaedics, spinal cord injuries, cleft lift and palate, and burns, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.