ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former James Madison cornerback Jimmy Moreland is preparing to compete in the upcoming East-West Shrine Game.
The game offers some of the top college football players in the country a chance to display their skills in front of NFL coaches and personnel.
Moreland is part of the East team and is hoping a strong performance throughout the week in practice and in the game can help boost his stock for the upcoming NFL draft.
"I am just a small guy, you know, small stature," said the 5'11", 175-pound Moreland. "Everybody thinks my skills are not there so I am just here to prove everybody wrong."
Moreland put together an incredible career with the Dukes. He was one of the top defensive players at the FCS level, earning consensus First-Team All-American and CAA Defensive Player of the Year honors following the 2018 season.
The East-West Shrine Game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday, January 19. It will be televised live on NFL Network.