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Service Academy Players Represent in East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Bowl

Even in the post season, five service academy players showcased their skills in these bowl games

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This weekend, the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL. and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. saw their fair share of service academy athlete participation.

East-West Shrine Game

Navy’s Malcom Perry and Army’s Elijah Riley appeared in the East-West Shrine Game. And unsurprisingly enough, while Perry was listed on the offensive roster as a wide receiver, that didn’t stop him from bringing the triple option to this bowl game.

In true Perry fashion, he was able to escape defenders and run 58 yards for a touchdown.

The East team came out victorious Saturday afternoon, 37-21.

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The bowl game roster featured two teams: “American” and “National” which included, Navy LS Michael Pifer (American), OG Scott Hattok (National) and Army LB Cole Christiansen (American).

Christensen led Army’s season in tackling and this game was no different. The senior netted five total tackles, four of them solo for the American team. Hattok netted a tackle himself.

American came out with the win on Saturday, 30-20.