Pine Bluff, AR (UAPB) -- Brandon Thurmond, outside linebacker, and Terron Armstead, offensive tackle, each accepted an invitation to play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game®. The Game will be held January 19, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 4 p.m. EST and televised live on NFL Network.
The two join an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game along with 52 players currently on active NFL rosters.
"The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football's best," said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Harold Richardson.
"With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL ... 'Just Like on Sunday.'"
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.
"We hope our supporters all over the country will come out and enjoy this exciting game," said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
"Our health care system depends on the generosity of our supporters, and this game is one of our signature events benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children."
Fans are invited to attend the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg on January 19 at 4 p.m. (EST) or tune in to watch the game on NFL Network, or listen live on the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network.
The East-West Shrine Game tickets are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets. Fans can purchase tickets for the January 19, 2013 game online. All game tickets are $15 general admission tickets (price does not include service fees).