NFL Draft: Pair of area standouts to play in East-West Shrine Game

Credit: Gregory Shamus

Credit: Gregory Shamus

A pair of Miami Valley high school products will be looking to improve their pro football potential next week at the East-West Shrine game.

Notre Dame receiver Chris Finke is on the East roster while Georgia tight end Eli Wolf is a member of the West squad.

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Finke, an Alter grad, caught 41 passes for 456 yards and four touchdowns last season. He was also the team’s primary punt returner, averaging 9.0 per return.

The 5-foot-9 1/2, 184-pounder was a significant contributor for two seasons in South Bend, where he had 49 catches for 571 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in 2018 and played in the College Football Playoff.

Wolfe, a 6-foot-4, 236-pounder from Minster, caught 13 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns last season at Athens, where he was named co-winner of the newcomer of the year award on offense after transferring from Tennessee, where he played 28 games.

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Four Ohio State seniors — receiver Binjimen Victor, linebacker Malik Harrison, safety Jordan Fuller and offensive lineman Branden Bowen — are also on the West team.

Harrison is also among the invitees to the Senior Bowl, which is schedule for the following week in Mobile, Ala.

The 95th East-West Shrine Game is scheduled for St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 18.

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