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Marble Falls’ Hanner Shipley to play in All-American Bowl game

Marble Falls High School senior offensive lineman and tight end Hanner Shipley will play in the Offense Defense All-American Bowl on Jan. 2 in Orlando. File photo

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

ORLANDO — Marble Falls High School senior offensive lineman and tight end Hanner Shipley has accepted an invitation to play in the Offense Defense All-American Bowl.

The game is 5 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. Shipley will play for the West team.

“It feels great,” he said. “It’s a real honor. They chose me and one other tight end. It’s really a great honor to have been selected. I’m excited to showcase my abilities.”

At first, the Louisiana State University signee turned down the offer.

“The week I get back is when I move to LSU,” he said. “I didn’t think I would be able to get back and say goodbye to my family. My parents (Stephen and Ashley) wanted me to stay home as much as I could.”

LSU coaches changed his mind, he said, since other LSU signees also will play.

“They thought it would be a good opportunity to be teammates with them,” he said. “Coaches told me it would be a great memory maker. I decided I was going to do it.”

Cousins Jordan and Jaxon Shipley, receivers at the University of Texas, played in the Army All-American Game.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

1 thought on “Marble Falls’ Hanner Shipley to play in All-American Bowl game

  1. Congratulations to a good, hard working young man. Best wishes as you make your way through life.

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