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2011 East-West Shrine Game: NFL Draft Season Kicks Into High Gear

The 2011 East-West Shrine game takes place on Saturday, January 22, which means it's time for NFL teams to scout potential later-round picks in the upcoming draft. It's the second-best college all-star game after the Senior Bowl, which takes place a week from Saturday.

The game is played for the benefit of the Shriners Hospital for Children, which helps treat children up to the age of 18 for orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of their ability to pay.

Kickoff for the game is at 2:00 p.m. MT at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. A complete set of rosters can be found here.

Former Colorado Buffaloes tight end Riar Geer played in the 2010 game. He went undrafted, but spent training camp with the Denver Broncos and then some time on the team's practice squad. He signed a future contract with the Tennessee Titans early in 2011.

The Colorado State Rams had three players in last year's game: defensive back Klint Kubiak (son of former Broncos coach and current head coach of the Houston Texans Gary Kubiak) and offensive linemen Cole Pemberton and Shelley Smith. Kubiak began a coaching career when he was hired by Texas A&M. Smith was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round and spent time on both the active roster and the practice squad. Pemberton signed a future contract with the Texans recently.

No players from the Air Force Falcons, the Colorado Buffaloes or the Colorado St. Rams appear in this year's game.