Three Aggies to play in East-West Shrine Game

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 18:47:42-05

TAMPA, Fla. – Texas A&M senior standouts Landis Durham, Daylon Mack and Keaton Sutherland will represent the 12th Man at the 94th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT at Tropicana Field. The game can be seen live on NFL Network with radio coverage on the East-West Shrine Game channel on Tunein.

Durham led the Aggie defense with five quarterback hurries and second on the team with 6.5 sacks. The Plano, Texas, native posted 50 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss, and was named to the Phil Steele All-SEC Third Team.

Mack registered 5.5 sacks, all of which came against SEC opponents, 10.0 tackles for loss and 32 tackles while hurrying the quarterback three times and broke up a pass. Against ULM, Mack blocked a field goal which was then returned for a touchdown. He registered a season-high five tackles against Ole Miss, including an 11-yard sack, and against LSU, tallied a season-high two sacks.

Sutherland started 10 games at guard and helped the offense finish 15th nationally at 471.6 yards per game and fourth in the SEC. Sutherland paved the way for the SEC’s leading rusher, Trayveon Williams, who gashed opposing defenses for a school-record 1,760 yards.

Durham and Sutherland join an elite list of football greats, such as Tom Brady, John Elway, Brett Favre, and 74 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, in addition to more than 300 East-West Shrine Game alumni on NFL rosters each year. A strong performance at the East-West Shrine Game can greatly impact a player's chances of a 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 orthopedics, spinal cord injuries, cleft lift and palate, and burns, regardless of the families' ability to pay.