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McGuire Earns Shrine Game MVP Honors

By BJ Bennett
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Elijah McGuire carried the football seven times for 42 yards and the score and was named the MVP of the winning West team.

Just one touchdown was scored in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, a game-winner from Louisiana running back Elijah McGuire. His 18-yard dash proved to be the difference in the contest, the most important big play on a day that didn't have many. McGuire carried the football seven times for 42 yards and the score and was named the MVP of the winning West team.

A dynamic talent at 5'11'', 210 pounds, McGuire showed off his playmaking ability in front of NFL scouts in St. Petersburg. After three-straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons and 4,301 career rushing yards, 42 career rushing touchdowns and 130 career receptions, McGuire should, without question, get his chances at the next level. He took advantage of a key opportunity at a long-standing all-star game over the weekend. 

McGuire is the Sun Belt's all-time leader with 5,695 yards from scrimmage. That production, and versatility, should make him valuable to NFL teams.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Matt Osborne and Kevin Thomas on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network and is the sports director for multiple ESPN Radio affiliates based throughout southeast Georgia. @BJBennettSports