ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Northern Arizona senior All-American running back Zach Bauman shined today on the field at the East-West Shrine Game that was held in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. Bauman led all running backs with 47 yards as he helped lead the East to a 23-13 victory.
Bauman had a total of eight carries and an average of 5.9 yards per carry as he lived up to the hype that surrounded him at practice this week. The Chandler native will now continue his training with hopes of hearing his name called at the NFL Draft.
Bauman wrapped up his career at NAU as the all-time leader in rushing yards, all-purpose yards, carries and points scored. In 2013, Bauman rushed for 1,456 yards on 270 carries. He finished the season with 1,764 all-purpose yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns.
The East-West Shrine Game® is the longest running college all-star game in the country. A staple in college football since 1925, the game has consistently proven to be a launch pad for players seeking professional careers in the NFL. More than 100 players from the 88th East-West Shrine Game signed with professional football teams in 2013. On average, more than 275 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year.