White and Mims Receive “Shrine Game” Invitations

By Jonathan Rodriguez
Sports Reporter

David Mims II
David Mims II. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.
Lawrence White
Lawrence White. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics.

Despite the 2015-2016 season coming to a conclusion over a month ago for the Texas State Bobcats, two players have found themselves in the midst of other games to be played.

This year Texas State players David Mims II and Lawrence White were selected to participate in the East-West Shrine Game and the Tropic Bowl College All-Star Game respectively. Both Mims and White received invitations to showcase their talents among top FBS/FCS players.

Texas State tight end Lawrence White appeared in the Inaugural “Tropic Bowl” College All-Star Game this past Sunday in Miami, Florida. The Tropic Bowl was created to give players a chance to perform in front of pro scouts from the CFL and NFL. As reported by Texas Redzone Report, White was not targeted during the game but contributed on the blocking side of the ball while recording a few knockdowns.

White finished his 2015 season with 15 receptions for 169 yards and three touchdowns. In 2014 he had eight receptions for 141 yards and three touchdowns.

Alongside White, showcasing his ability in the East-West Shrine Game will be David Mims II. Mims accepted an invitation to play in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 23 and will be the second consecutive corner to represent Texas State. Last year, Craig Mager was the first Texas State player in school history to be invited and was later selected in the third round by the San Diego Chargers.

The 2015 Preseason Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year amassed 57 total tackles, five pass deflections, four tackles for loss and a sack in 2015. He also had a standout year in 2014 where he was named All-Sun Belt Conference First Team and statistically put up 48 tackles, five interceptions, and three deflections.

Featured image by Madison Tyson.

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