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Navy QB-turned-WR Malcolm Perry, FIU’s James Morgan shine at East-West Shrine Bowl

Former Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry is trying to prove to teams that he can play at the next level as a wide receiver.

But it was his running that grabbed headlines once again.

The 5-foot-9, 190 pound senior took a direct snap from center for a 52-yard touchdown run on his only carry of the game, helping the East to a 31-27 win against the West on Saturday during the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Although Perry did not catch a pass in the game, he’s still an intriguing prospect, as he set several records at Navy.

Charlotte’s Benny LeMay won MVP honors after rushing for 80 yards on 16 carries, including the game-winning, 9-yard touchdown run with under 2 minutes remaining. LeMay rushed for 2 TDs.

Former Florida International QB James Morgan (6-4, 223) also had a solid game, completing 9 of 14 passes for 116 yards and one TD.

Daniel Jeremiah, draft analyst for the NFL Network, said before the game that Morgan was “starting to gain some buzz in the scouting community before this week.”

“When I asked scouts which player gave the best interview all week, his name came up consistently,” Jeremiah said, via NFL.com. “In fact, one scout started rattling off a couple of names, then thought about it more and said, ‘Never mind, it’s the FIU quarterback, by far.'”

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