Former Tigers Joseph Ngata and Jordan McFadden participated in the East West Shrine Bowl Thursday night. With the game and its week of practice now in the books, word on the street is both Tigers came away looking great.
For Ngata, he was one of the most talked about players all week, drawing a lot of attention from scouts and media. He had one catch during the game, an impressive 27-yard reception down the sideline. Surprisingly, he also lined up to return a few kicks, something he didn’t do much of recently at Clemson. In 2019, Ngata handled kick return duty often but since then he has not been getting the reps.
McFadden similarly had a standout week, drawing a lot of interest from scouts around the game.
The game itself was ultimately a sloppy affair as neither offense reached the end zone. The game finished with the West winning 12-3, with all of the points coming from field goals.
Ready to cheer on our guys @Jmac_2332 and @josephngata tonight in the @ShrineBowl!
Good luck fellas 🐅 pic.twitter.com/nLoBezpVOS
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) February 2, 2023
Joseph Ngata, WR out of @ClemsonFB keeps catching my eye here. Well-built receiver with great speed. Former 4-star recruit. Played special teams early on at Clemson. Really explosive guy in individual drills.
— Josh Carney (@ByJoshCarney) January 31, 2023
Players who stood out during today’s East team practice:
WR Joseph Ngata, Clemson
CB Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville
LB Anfernee Orji, Vanderbilt
DL Dante Stills, West Virginia
IOL Jon Gaines, UCLA
OT Luke Haggard, Indiana
TE Blake Whiteheart, Wake Forest
DL Moro Ojomo, Texas
— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) January 30, 2023