Purdue OL Grant Hermanns lands nomination to CFB all-star game
Purdue’s Grant Hermanns is likely off to the NFL following the 2020 season, and the offensive lineman received a special honor to cap things off Tuesday.
Tuesday morning, the East-West Shrine Bowl announced that Hermanns had earned selection to the long-running college football all-star game. The Shrine Bowl dates back to 1925 and is traditionally an opportunity for departing college players to perform in front of NFL scouts and executives prior to the draft.
𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 #𝗦𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 🏈
— East-West Shrine Bowl (@ShrineBowl) January 12, 2021
Unfortunately, the release provided by the Shrine Bowl indicates that this year’s game has been canceled due to COVID-19. Players are still receiving their nominations this year even without being able to play, and plays will also have the opportunity to “participate in various virtual training/informational drills with current NFL coaches and members of the NFL Operations staff. participate in various virtual training/informational drills with current NFL coaches and members of the NFL Operations staff.”
Hermanns appeared in 32 games over the course of his career, including starting in all 12 games in 2019. He appeared in five of Purdue’s six games during 2020.