Keith Pough will have his chance to showcase his talent to NFL scouts and a national audience when he plays in the Annual East-West Shrine Bowl at Tropicana Field on Saturday, January 19 at 4 pm. The game will be aired on the NFL Network and will be streamed on www.shrinegame.com.
For the past 87 years, the East-West Shrine Game has proven to be the launching pad for numerous NFL players. Tom Brady, John Elway, Eddie George, Greg Jennings, Brett Favre and numerous other future stars all showcased their talents in this game. Sixty-nine former East-West Shrine Game players are in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Pough, a 6-3, 235-pound linebacker, finished his career at Howard as the all-time career leader in tackles for losses for in the FCS. For his efforts, he earned MEAC Defensive Player of the Year. Pough will be playing for the East team and is the first player on Bison history to be selected to participate in the prestigious game which features some of the top senior college players in the country, showcasing their skills for the professional scouts.
On another note, Pough has been selected as the Pigskin Club of Washington College Player of the Year. He will receive the Frank. P. Bolden Award at the 75th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7 pm at the Capital Hilton Hotel.