Phillip Lindsay and Bryce Bobo will play another game representing the Colorado Buffaloes. The two seniors have accepted invitations to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
The East-West Shrine Game, played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a postseason All-Star Game for seniors to practice and play in front of NFL scouts. This year’s game will be played on January 20th. The past two games featured noted Buffs Kenneth Olugbode, Tedric Thompson, Josh Tupou, Ahkello Witherspoon and Jimmie Gilbert.
Lindsay and Bobo both had terrific final seasons of prolific careers. They were Colorado’s two best seniors this season and they are more than deserving of the invitation.
Lindsay, as you know, was the focal point of the offense this season and last. Lindsay fought for every yard and played his heart out every game; it was this effort and love for his teammates that made him the most beloved Buffalo in recent memory. He finished the season with 1,474 rushing yards (8th in the nation), 1,731 yards from scrimmage (5th) and 15 touchdowns (17th). He finished his career with 4,859 total yards (2nd in CU history), 39 touchdowns (2nd) and 5,937 all-purpose yards (1st).
Bobo was always the underrated but most reliable member of the Buffs’ Black Out Boyz receiving corps. When the offense sputtered this season, he emerged as Steven Montez’s favorite target and routinely made spectacular plays. Physical after the catch and a brutal run blocker, Bobo added a ton of value where you don’t usually see from receivers. Bobo had 62 catches this season for 693 yards and 5 touchdowns and finished his career with 153 catches (7th in CU history) for 1,663 yards (11th) and 10 scores. He also threw two touchdown passes in his career on memorable plays.
Lindsay is likely to be drafted between the 5th and 7th rounds. Bobo is likely to go in the 7th round or be undrafted. Hopefully both will show up in this game and increase their draft stock.