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East-West Shrine Game presents Pat Tillman Award to Utah's Cody Barton

Each year, the East-West Shrine Game presents the Pat Tillman Award to recognize the player who best exemplifies intelligence, sportsmanship and service. The award celebrates a student athlete's achievements and conduct on and off the football field. The 2019 recipient is University of Utah linebacker Cody Barton.

Throughout his career, Barton has demonstrated a relentless drive and great awareness on the field, frustrating offenses like the man for which the award is named. He registered 92 tackles, including 10.5 for a loss, 3.5 sacks, and an interception over 53 games. His Shrine Game coaches describe him as a true leader who outworked everyone in practices, had a smile on his face the entire week, and understands the true meaning of the Shrine Game with his interactions with the patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Cody Barton, pat Tillman Award winner East-West Shrine Game