Marshall Trio to Play in Hula Bowl


Doug Legursky and Bernard Morris

Doug Legursky and Bernard Morris

Jan. 11, 2008

Marshall University will be well represented in Saturday's Hula Bowl at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium. Wide receiver Marcus Fitzgerald, quarterback Bernard Morris and center Doug Legursky will suit up for the Aina (East) team in the annual senior all-star game.

The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. (EST) start and will be televised by Versus (check local listings).

The game, now in its 62nd year, pits collegiate all-stars from the East (Aina) against the West (Kai).

Marshall's trio of representatives are being coached by Illinois head coach Ron Zook and Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski. The West squad is being led by UNLV head coach Mike Sanford and Oregon State's Mike Riley.

Morris, who passed for 3,149 yards and 17 touchdowns, and rushed for an additional 488 yards and four scores this season, is one of three quarterbacks on the East roster. He is joined by Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith and New Hampshire quarterback Ricky Santos.

Legursky, a Beckley native and a three-time All-Conference USA selection at center, may see time at both center and guard for the East team, while Fitzgerald is one of six wide outs listed on the East roster.

Morris, Legursky and Fitzgerald all traveled to Honolulu on Monday and have been taking part in practices and activities surrounding the game. On Tuesday the players were evaluated by NFL scouts and on Saturday they will take part in a youth football clinic prior to the game.