Carter O'Donnell to play in prestigious East-West Shrine Bowl

    Offensive lineman Carter O'Donnell is one of two U SPORTS student-athletes who will participate in the East-West Shrine Bowl

    By Connor Hood on January 14, 2020

    After completing one of the most dominant seasons by any lineman in Canada, fourth-year Golden Bears offensive lineman Carter O'Donnell is one of two U SPORTS student-athletes who will participate in the East-West Shrine Bowl, this Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    O'Donnell, along with University of Montreal Carabins safety Marc-Antoine Dequay will take part in the week-long event, which culminates in the All-Star game on the 18th. The game will be broadcast on the NFL Network, with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 p.m. MST. 

    The fourth-year education student was named both a Canada West All-Star and U SPORTS All-Canadian in 2019, and was ranked fourth in the December CFL prospects ranking list

    O’Donnell anchored a Golden Bears offensive line that averaged 399 yards of total offence and 5.2 yards per rush this season. 

    The East-West Shrine game is the oldest college football showcase in the United States, with the game originating in 1925. The event features a week of practices in front of NFL and CFL coaches and talent evaluators, followed by a game broadcast on NFL Network on Jan. 18. Former U SPORTS Athletes-turned NFL starters such as tight end Antony Auclair (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), offensive lineman Geoff Gray (New York Jets), defensive lineman David Onyemata (New Orleans Saints) and offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Kansas City Chiefs) have participated in the East-West Shrine game in recent years.