ASU’s Xazavian Valladay makes his mark in week at East-West Shrine Bowl

Feb 3, 2023, 10:20 AM

Xazavian Valladay’s week of practices leading into the East-West Shrine Bowl put him in a positive light for NFL scouts.

The strong prep carried over into the game Thursday night.

The Arizona State Sun Devil product led the West squad in a 12-3 win with 13 carries for 76 yards, a 5.8-yard-per-pop average.


Valladay added a catch for four yards at Allegiant Stadium as well. The one-year Sun Devil who transferred to ASU from Wyoming flashed his hands in practices heading into the draft showcase event.

Valladay impressed for an Arizona State team in a 3-9 season that underwent a head-coaching firing midseason.

He became the third Sun Devil to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in the Pac-10 and Pac-12 eras with 1,192 yards and 16 touchdowns.

His 5.7 yards per carry for his entire career made him a five-year college player who piled up 4,466 yards and 35 scores.

Valladay was sporadically used as a receiver throughout his career, but his workload hit a high in his fifth college season. For ASU, he made a career-best 37 catches in 22 for 289 yards and two touchdowns.


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