Duke’s Martin, Monday earn invites to all-star game
DURHAM Duke senior kicker Ross Martin and redshirt senior punter Will Monday have accepted invitations to play in the 91st annual East-West Shrine Game.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be broadcast live on NFL Network.
Martin leads Duke with 106 total points this season via a school single-season record 23 field goals in 27 attempts along with all 37 of his PAT tries. In the league, he ranks second in field goals per game (1.92), third in field goal percentage (.852) and tied for fifth in points per game (8.83).
On Duke’s all-time charts, Monday currently ranks first in punting average (43.49) and second in both punting yards (11,089) and total punts (255). He stands seventh in ACC history in total yards while checking in 10th in average.
Created by the Shriners in 1925, the East-West Shrine Game was the nation’s first college all-star football game.
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