The college all-star circuit kicks into high gear next week with the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas followed by the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
We’ll take a quick look at the players that will be taking part in both events, going through by positions. We’ll start here with the five quarterbacks heading to Las Vegas for the Shrine Bowl.
Tanner Morgan, Minnesota
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Tanner Morgan will go down as one of the best quarterbacks in Minnesota school history. He’s the all-time leader in wins (33), pass efficiency rating (151.0) and completion percentage (62.2) and is second all-time in games started (47), completions (661), attempts (1,063), passing touchdowns (65), passing yards (9,454) and total offensive yards (9,459). Morgan is likely a day three quarterback due to issues with consistency
Aidan O’Connell, Purdue
Aidan O’Connell helped lead the charge in Purdue that culminated in the school’s first appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game. O’Connell has back-to-back seasons with over 3,400 passing yards and is a career 67% passer. He and Drew Brees are the only Purdue quarterbacks to have multiple 500-yard passing games in the same season.
Tim DeMorat, Fordham
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Tim DeMorat is already making his rounds in the all-star circuit, having already played in the Hula Bowl. Now he’ll head to Vegas to continue making a name for himself at the Shrine Bowl.
DeMorat is a three-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and four-time First-Team All-Patriot League selection. He threw for 4,561 yards, 53 touchdowns and just eight interceptions in 2022 for the Rams. He leaves college as the career leader in the Patriot League in touchdowns responsible for (137) and touchdown passes (120). He is second all-time with 13,131 passing yards.