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Pitt’s Damar Hamlin Selected for the 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl

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Pitt safety Damar Hamlin has been selected to participate in the 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl.

While the actual game has already been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the committee members of this prestigious game still wants to announce the rosters as if the game still being played in order to recognize this group of seniors.

The bowl will also have virtual training sessions with its selections leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft and also have various virtual training/informational drills with current NFL coaches. Some of the 2021 all-stars will also participate in virtual experiences with Shriners Hospitals for Children patients.

The senior safety from Central Catholic High School is finishing his career with his hometown school and once again providing leadership to the defense. This season, Hamlin has collected a team-leading 67 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups. Back in January, Hamlin was granted a fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA.

Hamlin is an All-American candidate along with being a preseason candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award. Hamlin has already earned his degree in communication and is pursuing a second major in soliology.

The 96th annual East-West Shrine Bowl was to be played on Jan. 23, 2021 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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