East Beats West 31-27 in 2020 Shrine Bowl

The East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars 31-27, in the 2020 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Charlotte running back Benny LeMaywas named the offensive MVP with 80 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, including the game-winning score with 1:52 remaining. Illinois State safety Luther Kirkearned defensive MVP honors with the contest’s only interception.

While the East-West Shrine Game is often viewed as a secondary All-Star showcase behind the Senior Bowl, many big-name NFL players used a strong Shrine Game performance to improve their draft stock.

Some of the top players to parlay an East-West Shrine Game appearance into NFL success since 2000 include San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Green Bay Packers pass-rusher Za’Darius Smith and former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, all of whom were game MVPs.