By Bane Rossi
Senior DB Jahdae Barron is the first Longhorn to earn the weekly honor.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Football senior defensive back Jahdae Barron was named the Texas Star of the Week for the East-West Shrine Bowl, game organizers announced on Tuesday. The honor is presented weekly to an all-star game eligible player from a Texas university that displayed the most NFL traits for the week.
Barron set the tone early in Texas’ 34-24 win at Alabama, ending the Crimson Tides first possession with an interception at the Alabama 46-yard line and returning it 16 yards to set up the Longhorns’ first score. The Austin native added four tackles (three solo) in the victory.
The interception was the third of Barron’s career and fourth forced turnover overall.
In June 2023, Shriners Children’s healthcare system announced that the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl will be played at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on February 1, 2024.
Recognized as the oldest college football all-star game in the country, 2024 marks the 99th edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl. Approximately 130 college football players from 100 universities will compete in the game and showcase their skills in front of NFL scouts and a national television audience.
The first East-West Shrine Bowl, the country’s first college football all-star game, was played December 26, 1925, at San Francisco’s Ewing Field in front of 25,000 spectators.
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