Kuhnert to play in East-West Shrine Game

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- North Dakota State senior offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Kuhnert has started 50 games and played 54 of 59 possible contests in four years at three different positions on the offensive line for the Bison.

At right guard this year, he led the Bison during the regular season with an 86 percent technique grade and was second on the team with 31 knockdowns.

Kuhnert has been named to the HERO Sports All-American team as well as the AFCA All-American team. He was a first team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference pick.

Kuhnert joins former teammates Zack Johnson and Kyle Emanuel with East-West Shrine game appearances.

The East-West Shrine game will be played January 20, 2018 and can be seen on the NFL Network.