Buffs’ Bryce Bobo, Phillip Lindsay accept Shrine Game invites

  • Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Colorado receiver Bryce Bobo tries to spin away from USC's Jordan Iosefa on Nov. 11.

  • Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay scores a touchdown against Arizaon on Oct. 7.



Colorado’s Bryce Bobo and Phillip Lindsay have both accepted invitations to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 20.

The Shrine Game, to be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., is one of the top events for seniors to showcase their talent for NFL scouts.

Lindsay, a 5-foot-8, 190-pound running back from Denver South High School, was one of the nation’s top running backs this season.

He currently ranks eighth nationally with 1,474 rushing yards, and 12th with 122.83 yards per game. He leads the country with a school-record 301 rushing attempts.

Lindsay averaged 144.3 yards from scrimmage per game, ranking seventh nationally, and he is the only player in the country with at least 1,400 yards rushing and 200 yards receiving.

For his career, Lindsay leaves CU ranking second in career rushing yards (3,707) and rushing touchdowns (36). He also had the most catches (110) and receiving yards (976) by a running back in CU history.

Bobo, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver from Covina, Calif., led CU with 62 catches, 693 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Bobo finished his career seventh on CU’s all-time list with 150 catches, and his 1,638 yards ranks 11th in CU history.

This will be the seventh consecutive year that CU will be represented at the Shrine Game. Last year, five Buffs — linebackers Jimmie Gilbert and Kenneth Olugbode, safety Tedric Thompson, defensive tackle Josh Tupou and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon — accepted Shrine Game invitations.

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