Jan. 4, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut redshirt-senior linebacker Sio Moore (Apex, N.C.) was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday January 19. He will play for the East under head coach Jerry Glanville, former NFL head coach with the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.
Playing at outside linebacker, Moore was named an All-BIG EAST First Team selection. He finished second on the team with eight sacks and second in the league with 0.67 per game. Moore was also first on the team with 15.5 tackles for a loss and second in the league with a 1.29 average. He finished his career with the Huskies having made 274 tackles and recorded 16 sacks.
Beginning in 1925, the East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country and features some of the highest-rated players in the projected NFL draft ranking. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The 88th annual East-West Shrine Game will be televised by the NFL Network and kicks off at 4:00 pm.