Vols' OL Fulton Selected To Play In East-West Shrine Game

Senior 43rd Tennessee Player Named To Charity Game Squad

Monday, December 2, 2013 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

HOOVER, Ala. – Tennessee senior offensive lineman Zach Fulton will play in the East-West Shrine game on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. in St.Petersburg, Fla.

The game will be broadcast live on the NFL Network.

Fulton is the first Vol from the 2013 senior class to be invited to a postseason all-star game and will be the 43rd Vol in history to take part in the game, the first since Tauren Poole did so in 2012.

Fulton started all 12 games at right guard in 2013 and started 40 of his final 43 career games at the position.

Fulton was a part of the Vols offensive line that blocked for 2,261 yards this season, the most for Tennessee since 2004 and the second-most since 1999.

Over the course of the season, the Vols offensive line helped UT to five 200-yard rushing games and a 1,000-yard rusher in Rajion Neal, the first 1,000 yard rusher since Poole in 2010.

About the East West Shrine Game

The East-West Shrine Game® is the longest running college all-star game in the country. A staple in college football since 1925, the game has consistently proven to be a launch pad for players seeking professional careers in the NFL. More than 100 players from the 88th East-West Shrine Game signed with professional football teams in 2013. On average, more than 275 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year.

Past Vols In East-West Shrine Game

1932 Gene McEver

  Herman Hickman

1934 Beattie Feathers

1946 Bob Dobelstein

1964 Steve DeLong

1965 Frank Emanuel

1976 Ron McCartney

1977 Mickey Marvin

  Andy Spiva

1979 Robert Shaw

1980 Craig Puki

  Bill Marren

1981 Tim Irwin

  Brad White

1982 Anthony Hancock

1983 Mike Miller

1985 Johnnie Jones

1986 Eric Swanson

1988 John Bruhin

  Terry McDaniel

1990 Kent Elmore

  Tracy Hayworth

1991 Roland Poles

1992 Tom Myslinski

1996 Scott Galyon

  DeRon Jenkins

  Jason Layman

1998 Jonathan Brown

  Robert Poole

1999 Jeff Hall

2001 David Leaverton

2003 Omari Hand

2004 Rashad Baker

  Casey Clausen

  Gibril Wilson

2005 Jason Respert

2006 Jason Hall

2007 Jayson Swain

2008 Jonathan Hefney

2009 Ramon Foster

2010 Chris Scott

2011 Chris Walker

2012 Tauren Poole

2014 Zach Fulton

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 


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