Ohio State’s Binjimen Victor, Branden Bowen set for Shrine Bowl

Joey Kaufman
Ohio State receiver Binjimen Victor heads upfield after a catch against Wisconsin cornerback Faion Hicks in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 7. [Kyle Robertson]

Wide receiver Binjimen Victor and offensive tackle Branden Bowen are set to play in the 95th annual East-West Shrine Bowl on Saturday.

The former Ohio State players are on the roster for the West team, which will be coached by Ben Steele, an offensive assistant from the Atlanta Falcons.

Victor was the Buckeyes' third-leading receiver during the fall, catching 34 passes for 545 yards and six touchdowns. Bowen started at right tackle in his first season back from a leg injury that sidelined him in 2018.

Safety Jordan Fuller previously accepted an invitation for the East-West Shrine Bowl, but will no longer participate, according to executive director Bob Roller. No reason was given for his absence.

Fuller finished with 62 tackles in 2019, the third most among the Buckeyes.

No one from Ohio State participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl last year after three former players, including quarterback J.T. Barrett, did in 2018.

The longtime postseason college all-star game is held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, and kicks off at 3 p.m. on the NFL Network.


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