Josh Hubner, standout punter for the Arizona St. Sun Devils, has been invited to the East-West Shrine Game. The game is a showcase for college players and a fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game has been held annually since 1925.
Hubner has certainly earned a spot in a showcase. He leads the Pac-12 with 47.1 yards per punt, good for third in the nation and ASU's single-season record. He pinned opponents inside the 20 on 19 of his 52 punts this season, and has a career average of 44 yards per punt, the second-highest in school history.
Hubner has collected a number of awards this season. In addition to the East-West Shrine game, he will complete in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game. He was named second team All-Pac-12, earned All-America honors from Sports Illustrated and was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award. Among team honors, he was named the Babe Alex Demon Special Teams MVP.
The Shrine game will be televised via the NFL Network on Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. MT, and the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game will be on ESPN3 on Jan. 11 with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. MT.