Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Addae and Fisher to Play in All-Star Games
MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan senior safety Jahleel Addae and senior offensive tackle Eric Fisher have accepted invitations to play in all-star games, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their skills against some of the nation’s top collegiate football talent and in front of professional scouts, coaches, and general managers.

Addae will appear in the East-West Shrine Game while Fisher will participate in the Senior Bowl.

A three-time All-MAC selection and two-time CMU Defensive Player of the Year, Addae tied for the MAC lead this year with four interceptions. He also totaled 89 tackles, including 40 solos, had two sacks, and was second on the team with seven stops for a loss. Addae, a 2012 team co-captain, earned MAC West Defensive Player of the Week honors for his standout play in the Senior Day win over Miami, as he recorded his second straight double digit tackle game, totaling 10, including seven solos and 1.5 for a loss, to go along with half of a sack, and an interception. A Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list selection, Addae compiled 302 tackles, including 15 for a loss, and eight interceptions for his career.

The 88th Annual East-West Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., which is located less than an hour away from Addae’s hometown of Valrico, and will be televised on the NFL Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.

The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country and features some of the highest-rated players in the projected NFL draft ranking. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Fisher was a mainstay up front for CMU this season, starting all 13 games at left tackle. He anchored a line that helped the Chippewa offense average 6.2 yards per play, second best in the MAC, and produce nearly 400 yards of offense per game. CMU allowed just 18 sacks in 13 games in 2012, which ranks in the top 20 nationally. For his standout season, Fisher earned All-America recognition from SI.com (second team) and the Associated Press (third team) and was named First Team All-MAC by the conference and Phil Steele. Widely considered to the top senior left tackle in the nation, Fisher was also selected to the inaugural Senior Bowl All-Futures Team, an honor presented to the nation’s top seniors based on their college careers and NFL future.

The Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. and will be televised on the NFL Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.

The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South, which are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from the 32 National Football League teams.

Addae and Fisher capped off their CMU careers will a thrilling, come-from-behind 24-21 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl victory over Western Kentucky on December 26 at Detroit’s Ford Field.
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