Kirkland Receives Second East-West Shrine Bowl Invite, Accepts This One

Offensive guard Jaxon Kirkland, quietly enjoying a highly productive season for the University of Washington's 10-2 football team, has accepted an ...

November 30, 2022
4:32 AM

Offensive guard Jaxon Kirkland, quietly enjoying a highly productive season for the University of Washington's 10-2 football team, has accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas, game officials confirmed. The 6-foot-7, 340-pounder from Vancouver, Washington, will become the 155th Husky player to participate in college football's oldest all-star game, which will be held on Feb. 2 at Allegiant Stadium and is celebrating its 98th year. Kirkland actually received an invitation a year, along with former Husky center Luke Wattenberg, to play in the East-West game, but he was both injured and contemplating a return to the UW football program and had to decline.

Dan Raley