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Steven Montez accepts invite to East-West Shrine Game

Montez will hope to boost his draft stock.

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Less than a week after leading Colorado to a 16-13 victory over Stanford, Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez has officially accepted an invite to play in the 2020 East-West Shrine game. The senior from El Paso, Tex. has thrown for 2,428 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games this season. He’s also rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns.

Since stepping onto campus in 2016, Montez has amassed 10,255 total yards passing and rushing, joining Sefo Liufau as the only Colorado players to do so. By accepting an invite to play in the 95th edition of the Shrine game, Montez will follow several former Buffaloes who have played in this prestigious event.

Here’s a look at the former Buffaloes to showcase their skills in the Shrine game since 2016:

2016​: CB Ken Crawley, OT Stephane Nembot

2017: ​S Tedric Thompson, LB Kenneth Olugbode, DT Josh Tupou, LB Jimmie Gilbert

2018: ​WR Bryce Bobo, RB Phillip Lindsay, S Afolabi Laguda

2019: ​LB Drew Lewis, S Evan Worthington

The 2020 edition of the East-West Shrine game will take place January 18th from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.