Canadian and Mississippi State offensive lineman Justin Senior has accepted an invite to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
— Shrine Game (@Shrine_Game) December 20, 2016
The showcase event features a week of practices in front of NFL and CFL coaches and scouts followed by a game broadcast on the NFL Network on Jan. 21.
Many thought the Montreal, Que. native would receive a Senior Bowl invite, unanimously viewed as the best pro prospects game in the United States. Even though Senior, who started all 12 games at left tackle for the Bulldogs in 2016, was not originally invited to the Senior Bowl he could play his way in with a strong performance at the Shrine Game.
Senior is the No. 1 ranked prospect for the 2017 CFL Draft. He won the 2016 Kent Hull Trophy, which is presented annually to the state of Mississippi’s most outstanding collegiate offensive lineman.
Congrats to Justin Senior, winner of the 2016 Kent Hull Trophy as the top offensive lineman in MS!
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) November 22, 2016