For the fourth consecutive season, Indiana will have representation in the East-West Shrine Game.
Senior defensive tackle Ralph Green as accepted an invitation to play in the 92nd postseason showcase event, which will be played on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be televised live on NFL Network at 3 p.m.
Green, who earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors in 2016, will represent the West team. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Texan made 92 tackles, four sacks and 21 tackles for loss across 47 career games. He led IU defensive linemen last season with 8.5 tackles for loss, while making 31 tackles, one sack and two pass breakups.
Green follows former teammates including quarterback Nate Sudfeld, offensive lineman Collin Rahrig and tight end Ted Bolser to play in the annual showcase game.
Green won’t be the only Hoosier playing in a postseason all-star game.
Right guard Dan Feeney will play in the 2017 Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 28. Receiver Ricky Jones participated in this week’s College Gridiron Showcase, a five-day event geared toward gaining further exposure for college seniors.