The first game on the all-star schedule, the Shrine Bowl, is in the books. A defensive dominated game saw the West All-Stars win 12-3 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. No touchdown was scored and it became a battle of the kickers. Here is a list of standouts from the competition that would interest the Dallas Cowboys.
Jake Moody Kicker
Won the Shrine Bowl MVP award after making all four field goals. Two of his field goal attempts were over 50 yards.
Jake Moody with his second 51-yard field goal of the @ShrineBowl— Trevor Woods (@WoodsFootball) February 3, 2023
Michigan's Jake Moody: Shrine Bowl MVP— PFF College (@PFF_College) February 3, 2023
FG Makes From:
— 51 Yards
— 51 Yards
— 35 Yards
— 35 Yards pic.twitter.com/fx6oYZFK2I
Syracuse kicker Andre Szymt was good from 30 yards for the East All-Stars.
Trey Dean III, Safety
A good week capped off with an interception and return of 16 yards.
Florida's Trey Dean gets an INT in the Shrine Bowl— PFF College (@PFF_College) February 3, 2023
Jordan Mims, Running back
Mims stood out when he got the chance in a game dominated so much by the defense. His 30-yard run showcased his next-level speed.
Jordan Mims is ELECTRIC ⚡️ #ShrineBowl | #PFNShrine pic.twitter.com/5tYTj6j981— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) February 3, 2023
Nic Jones, Cornerback
Jones had a good week and got better each day. He was always around the ball during the game and making pass breakups. His highlight was a late-game interception.
Nic Jones picks off the pass from Tim DeMorat #ShrineBowl | #PFNShrine pic.twitter.com/GqNGbicIzJ— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) February 3, 2023
Xavian Valladay, Running back
He made a good play to start the game.
Turned on the Shrine game and Xazavian Valladay starts off with a nice run between the tackles pic.twitter.com/WIWzhae38z— Billy M (@BillyM_91) February 3, 2023
Bryce Ford-Wheaton, Wide Receiver
He made some tough catches, one for a big 18-yard gain.
Bryce Ford-Wheaton, who didn't get too many looks during practices in Vegas, seems to be an early focus for the West team offense at the Shrine Bowl. He brought in one catch that he had to get low for and kept it while falling down.— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) February 3, 2023
B.J. Thompson, Linebacker
The Stephen F. Austin product has had a good week. His pressure up front and sack flashed his pass rushing skills.
BJ Thompson has made himself some money this week in Las Vegas. From the weigh in, through practice and now with the first sack in the game, his #ShrineBowl process has been flawless…— Oliver Hodgkinson (@ojhodgkinson) February 3, 2023
Jose Ramirez, Defensive end
A productive game with his strip sack being the highlight of his day.
Eastern Michigan’s Jose Ramirez forced a fumble in the first half One of the top Group of Five prospects at the #ShrineBowl, Ramirez is an explosive pass rusher with the flexibility to fly around the edge…pic.twitter.com/CQppDP8VNW— Oliver Hodgkinson (@ojhodgkinson) February 3, 2023
Caleb Murphy, Defensive end
His sack combined with Wake Forest DL Kobie Turner was a fantastic play.
Ikenna Enechukwu creates the pressure, which leads to the sack for Caleb Murphy pic.twitter.com/IRLL1G24Jl— Billy M (@BillyM_91) February 3, 2023
Tavion Thomas, Running back
He had a good run for 29-yards.
Utah RB Tavion Thomas @thiagoothomas9 showing straight line agility with that last run reaching a top speed of 17.35mph. He covered 38.62 yards to move his team up 29 yards from the line of scrimmage.@ShrineBowl #ShrineBowl— Zebra Sports (@ZebraSports) February 3, 2023
Ochaun Mathis, Defensive line
The Cornhusker got to put on a display of his defensive power.
Ochaun Mathis with another hurry. He’s playing interior defensive line tonight. Got to DTR last time, this time pressures Illinois’ Tommy DeVito. pic.twitter.com/Oo6l9MJilI— Brady Oltmans (@BradyOltmans) February 3, 2023
Other weekly winners:
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB
A.T. Perry, WR
Zay Flowers, WR
Atonio Mafi, OG
Dante Stills, DT
Habakkuk Baldonado, DE
Terell Smith, CB