Syracuse Orange linebacker Parris Bennett will play in the 2018 East-West Shrine Game, according to an announcement by SU. He’s the second Orange player to accept an invite to the game so far, joining offensive tackle Jamar McGloster as part of the East roster.
As a senior, Bennett led Syracuse in tackles for the second straight season, notching 115 in 12 games. He also had 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, two pass breakups and a forced fumble. For his efforts, he was twice named the ACC linebacker of the week this year, and received (second-team) All-ACC honors from both the conference and Associated Press.
Bennett was clearly the defense’s most dynamic playmaker, and a key part of the team’s early success stopping opponents on third down.
Over the course of his career, Bennett had 273 tackles and 22 tackles for loss. He played in 40 career games over the course of four seasons.
McGloster and Bennett are the 77th and 78th Syracuse players, respectively, to be part of the East-West Shrine Game. The contest takes place at St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field on January 20. You can catch the action at 3 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
Congrats to Parris on the latest accomplishment. Here’s to hoping he can generate some draft hype.