Wisconsin offensive tackle Tyler Marz accepted an offer to play in the East-West Shrine Game roster, raising the number of Badgers in the game up to four. The new roster addition with UW roots was announced on Friday via the shrine game on Twitter.
Marz will be joining teammates -- fullback Derek Watt and safety Michael Caputo -- on the West roster, while his former quarterback in Joel Stave will play on the East squad.
The 6'7, 325-pound Marz, who started the last 40 consecutive games for Wisconsin at left tackle as a three-year starter, will be one of four offensive tackles on the roster. This will be a good test for Marz to show that he can hang against elite talent on the edge. Marz projects to be either a right tackle only, but more likely a guard in the NFL. If he can show that he can hang in pass protection at this game, it'll go a ways to showing NFL front offices to give Marz a chance on the edge at the next level.
The 91st East-West Shrine game will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 23. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. CT and will be televised on the NFL Network.
Marz Tyler of University of Wisconsin has accepted the invitation to play in the 2016 East West #ShrineGame https://t.co/tegeq5rnWw— Shrine Game (@Shrine_Game) January 15, 2016