Joey Ivie, a former Pasco High football standout and current Florida Gators senior defensive tackle, has accepted an invite to participate in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21, in St. Petersburg. The postseason college all-star game typically attracts dozens of scouts from the NFL and other professional teams.
Despite missing two games with a thumb injury, the 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive stalwart tallied 21 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 6 quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick. Several football analysts believe Ivie is a borderline draft-able prospect. He graduated from Pasco High in 2013.