Erzinger Chosen For East-West Shrine Game

Steven Erzinger made 103 tackles during his senior season.

Steven Erzinger made 103 tackles during his senior season.

Jan. 11, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. - Army senior LB Steven Erzinger has been chosen to participate in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game. The annual contest featuring college all-stars from around the nation will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 21, 2012.

Erzinger, one of Army's team captains last season, led the Black Knights' defense with 103 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. His 3.0 quarterback sacks also tied for the team lead. Erzinger was a first-team All-Independent selection by Phil Steele Publications.

For his career, Erzinger played in 45 games and racked up 255 career tackles. He posted 20 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, an interception and seven pass breakups.

The 2012 edition of the East-West Shrine game will be the 11th consecutive contest featuring an Army player. Defensive end Josh McNary represented the Black Knights in the 2011 contest.

Since 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has matched the best college football players from the East and West sides of the United States against one another in an all-star game played to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game

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