Wolf to Play in Shrine Game

Staff Writer

Tennessee senior tight end  and Minster grad Ethan Wolf has accepted an invitation to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held on Jan. 20, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a 3 p.m. kickoff on the NFL Network.

The East-West Shrine Game Radio Network will also have a live audio broadcast.

Wolf will be the 48th Vol to play in the East-West Shrine Game, which started in 1925, and the first VFL to take part in the game since Justin Coleman in 2015.

Wolf played in 50 games over his four-year UT career with 47 starts. He finished his career with 91 receptions for 998 yards and seven touchdowns. His 91 career catches are the second-most ever by at Tennessee tight end (Reggie Harper had 98 from 1977-80) and his 998 receiving yards rank third among UT tight ends behind only Harper’s 1,141 yards and Mychal Rivera’s 1,018 from 2010-12.

While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system that treats children in orthopaedics, spinal cord injuries, cleft lift and palate, and burns, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.