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Dan Buckner, Matt Scott selected to play in East-West Game

Although their UA days may be behind them, former Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott and wide receiver Dan Buckner still have every intent to continue their respective football careers.

This week, the duo was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held January 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla., and UA fans can watch it live, as it will be televised by the NFL Network.

Scott, a second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012, hopes to be the second consecutive Wildcats quarterback to be taken in the NFL draft. Nick Foles was chosen in the third round of last April’s draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and went on to make six starts during his rookie season.

Buckner, who had 61 catches for 733 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2012, hopes to join former teammates Juron Criner and Tevin Wade in the NFL next season. In the 2012 draft, Criner was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round, and Wade was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round.

Heading into the Shrine Game, projects Scott to be taken in the fourth round and Buckner to go undrafted.