Mike Alstott helps college seniors in their pursuit to an NFL career


Mike Alstott has always been a stand-up guy, and he continues to prove this, long after he has retired. The Hall of Fame Buccaneer will have his hand in preparing college players, for the NFL. He will be coaching at the East-West Shrine Game. The East-West Shrine Game is a chance for Seniors to showcase themselves prior to the NFL draft Combine.

USF’s Jamie Byrd, returning an interception this past season vs. Syracuse, is trying to prove himself to NFL scouts at 5-10, 186.

“It has been 20 years since Mike Alstott was a college star at Purdue preparing for the NFL draft, and his lead-up to being selected by the Bucs wasn’t as busy as it is for the prospects he’s coaching this week in preparation for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.”

I never did an all-star game,” said Alstott, spending this week as the running backs coach onCharlie Weis’ East team. “I just trained for the combine and then it was waiting. Times have changed, though. … It’s all (on) network now, NFL Network. We can see what you’re doing at any given moment. A lot of things have changed, but I’m glad to be involved, to try to help these kids continue their dream.”

“WATCHING CLOSELY: Bucs general manager Jason Licht was on hand at East practice, and the former scout said the Shrine Game remains a memorable part of the buildup to the draft.” –Reported by Greg Auman

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