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BYU Safety Austin Lee Accepts East-West Shrine Bowl Invite

Dec 4, 2019, 4:44 PM | Updated: 5:05 pm
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Defensive back Austin Lee #11 of the BYU Cougars runs back an interception during second half action against the Western Michigan Broncos at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 21, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. BYU won the game 49-18. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – BYU safety Austin Lee accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl.

The senior defensive back will play in the postseason game on January 18, 2020.

The Shrine Bowl is played in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the “longest running college all-star football game in the nation.”

Lee has played for the Cougars since 2017. He transferred to BYU after playing his freshman season at the University of Utah.

The senior DB has appeared in 31 games for the Cougars over his 3 seasons. He’s recorded 111 total tackles including 72 solo tackles during his college career. Lee has 3 career interceptions and one pick-six which he posted in BYU’s 42-10 win over Idaho State on November 16.

During his senior year, Lee’s had 55 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, and 4 pass breakups.

Lee and the Cougars will finish the 2019 season in the Hawaii Bowl on December 24 at 6 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN. BYU will find out its opponent for the game on Sunday, December 8.

The Shrine Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. (MDT) on January 18, 2020. It will be televised on the NFL Network.

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