Jensen, Wentworth To Play In East-West Shrine Game

Jan. 3, 2014

By Jason Clay

FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State Bulldogs Marcel Jensen and Austin Wentworth have both accepted invitations to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game®.

The Game will be held Jan. 18, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 4 p.m. EST and televised live on the NFL Network.

Jensen and Wentworth will become the eighth and ninth Bulldogs to play in the East-West Shrine game since 2010, the last being wide receiver Devon Wylie in 2012.

The Bulldog duo also joins an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game along with 52 players currently on active NFL rosters.

"The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football's best," said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Harold Richardson. "With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL ... `Just Like on Sunday.' "

Wentworth was a first-team All-Mountain West selection for the Bulldogs in each of the past two seasons playing left tackle. He was also a honorable mention All-America selection by Sports Illustrated this season when he helped the Bulldog offense rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring, passing and total offense. He became the first Fresno State offensive lineman to receive All-America accolades in eight seasons.

Wentworth made 43 career starts, including 42 consecutive to close out his career. In his time as a Bulldog, he blocked for Fresno State's all-time leading rusher in Robbie Rouse, the Bulldogs' all-time leading passer in Derek Carr and the school's all-time leading receiver in Davante Adams.



Jensen was a second-team All-Mountain West selection as a senior, when he was also on the watch list for the John Mackey Award that honors the nation's top tight end. Jensen, in 38 career games and 17 career starts, caught 48 passes for 708 yards and eight touchdowns in his career as a Bulldog.

In 2012 the 6-6, 270-pound Jensen caught 20 passes for 339 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 17.0 yards per reception. As a senior in 2013, Jensen had 26 receptions for 353 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 13.6 yards per catch.

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