With about a month left until the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, four UCLA players competed in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in Orlando, Fla., hoping to showcase their talents.
Halfback Ryan Moya, who played tight end for the Bruins, caught a touchdown pass from Brigham Young's Max Hall with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter to put the West ahead 10-6.
But the East rallied. With 12 seconds left, UCLA linebacker Reggie Carter prevented a touchdown by stopping Northwestern's Mike Kafka at the West's three-yard line. After a timeout, Kafka sailed a pass over Carter's outstretched arms to connect with Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless in the back of the end zone. The East won 13-10.
UCLA receiver Terrence Austin caught two passes for 18 yards and posted 40 return yards on special teams (two punt and two kick returns).
Cornerback Alterraun Verner made three tackles and deflected a pass but muffed a punt early. Carter finished with five tackles.
Junior Brian Price, the Pacific 10 Conference defensive player of the year, is the only UCLA player expected to be taken on the first day of April's NFL draft. The NFL scouting combine begins on Feb. 24.