Robertson to play in East-West game

GoGamecocks staff reportsJanuary 12, 2012 

South Carolina senior defensive tackle Travian Robertson has accepted an invitation to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game.

The game is 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and televised live on the NFL Network.

Robertson, a 6-4, 303-pounder from Laurinburg, N.C., logged 49 tackles during his senior season, including 8.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. For his career, he played in 56 contests starting 31 times, with 123 tackles including 21.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. Robertson graduated in May with a degree in criminal justice.

Recent Gamecock players to participate in the East-West Shrine Game include Jabari Levey (2005), Syvelle Newton (2006), Cory Boyd (2007), Jasper Brinkley and Jamon Meredith (2008), Darian Stewart (2009) and Patrick DiMarco (2010).

The event benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Robertson is one of four former Gamecocks to be invited to a post-season all-star game, joining Senior Bowl invitees Melvin Ingram and Antonio Allen, and Battle of Florida participant Stephen Garcia.

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