The Washington Times - December 21, 2012, 01:45PM

Maryland defensive lineman Joe Vellano has accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Vellano, twice a first-team all-ACC pick, will play in the Jan. 19 game along with former Maryland teammate R.J. Dill. The game has a 4 p.m. kickoff and will be televised by the NFL Network.


Terrapins coach Randy Edsall also said tight end Matt Furstenburg accepted an invitation to the Texas vs. The Nation game on Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas.

Two other Maryland seniors are still deciding on postseason plans. Linebacker Kenneth Tate holds invitations to the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic (Jan. 19 in Montgomery, Ala.) and the Casino del Sol All-Star Game (Jan. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.). Defensive lineman A.J. Francis has an invitation to the Raycom game.

Edsall said none of this past season’s seniors have received NFL Combine invitations.

—- Patrick Stevens