Herd Trio Selected For East-West Shrine Game

Herd Trio Selected For East-West Shrine Game


The 2002 college football season may still be months away, but the 2003 college all-star games are already making their moves to lock up the top seniors for their games.

A trio of Marshall seniors have been invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game in January. Quarterback Byron Leftwich, offensive lineman Steve Sciullo and defensive back Chris Crocker have all be tabbed to participate in the prestigious senior showcase.

“We are excited that three of our guys will get a chance to show off their talents in this game,” Herd coach Bob Pruett said. “The East-West Shrine Bowl is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the college all-star games and will be a great experience for our guys.”

The game is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2003 at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. The game will be televised by ESPN with a 2 p.m. (ET) kickoff.

Coaches for the game will be Notre Dame’s Tyrone Willingham and Washington State’s Mike Price. Assistant coaches will be former NFL players.

The Marshall trio will follow former Herd linebacker Max Yates, who played in the game this past January. Yates led the East team with eight tackles, including three for loss. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent.

In addition to the East-West Shrine game, Leftwich and Herd coach Bob Pruett will participate in the Hula Bowl. That game will be played on February 1 at War Memorial Stadium in Maui. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. (ET) for that game and it will also be televised by ESPN.

Marshall’s Pruett will join Texas coach Mack Brown and Miami coach Larry Coker as coaches for the game.