Boston College tight end Chris Pantale will have one final tune up before the NFL Draft in April. The senior tight end will be heading to St. Petersburg to play in the East-West Shrine Game, as announced by the school today.
"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.'"
Some notable players in this year's game include Collin Klein (Kansas State), Sean Renfree (Duke) and BC destroyer Trent Steelman (Army) from Jerry Glanville's East Squad. The West Squad is highlighted by Kerwynn Williams (Utah State), Zeke Motta (Notre Dame) and Matt Scott (Arizona) Also reunited with Pantale for one game will be Montel Harris, who will be suiting up for the East as well. The two were teammates at Boston College from 2009-2011.
Pantale missed substantial time this season due to a foot injury in August finished 2012 season with 21 catches for 189 yards. At the end of the 2011 season many felt that he could be an NFL ready tight end, but after an underwhelming senior campaign his draft stock needs some help. Playing a strong game, showing off his great size, blocking ability against other seniors might catch the eyes of some NFL scouts and GMs. He certainly is capable of being an NFL player, he is just going to need to show it to everyone else.
The 2013 East-West Shrine Game will be on the NFL Network on January 19th at 4pm.