Morris to Play in East-West Shrine Game

Jan. 16, 2008

HOUSTON - Marshall University senior quarterback Bernard Morris has been selected to play in this weekend's East-West Shrine game at the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium. The post-season all-star game, now in its 83rd year, is scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. (EST) Saturday and the game will be televised live by ESPN2.

This will be Morris' second all-star game in as many weeks. Morris is coming off of an impressive performance in last weekend's Hula Bowl. The Orlando native came off the bench to pass for 172 yards and a touchdown to lead the Aina Team to a commanding 38-7 win.

The Marshall signal caller is joined by Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith and Penn State quarterback Anthony Morelli on the East squad.

Longtime NFL head coach Dick Vermeil will coach the East team, while former NFL coach Mike White will oversee the West team.

Every year since 1925, the Shrine Game has been played to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care available, at no cost, at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

To date, the game has raised more than $14 million for Shriners Hospitals and has helped inform millions of people about the mission of this extraordinary philanthropy.