Legursky and Morris to Play in Hula Bowl


Bernard Morris

Bernard Morris

Oct. 29, 2007

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University's Doug Legursky and Bernard Morris have accepted invitations to play in the 62nd annual Hula Bowl on January 12, 2008 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Legursky, a senior center, is a two-time All Conference USA selection that has started 32 consecutive games for the Thundering Herd. The Beckley native ranks among the strongest football players in the nation and holds Marshall weight room records for the squat (705 pounds) and the hang clean (430 pounds).

Morris, a senior quarterback from Orlando, Fla., is having an outstanding senior season. Morris has thrown for 2,103 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, while completing 61.8% of his passes. He ranks second in Conference USA with 262.9 passing yards per game and third in total offense with 296.5 yards per game. His 296.5 yards of offense per game ranks him 15th in the nation in that category.

The game, which pits squads of NFL draft-eligible seniors against each other in a Kai (East) vs. Aina (West) format, will be nationally televised by Versus. The game is conducted in full cooperation with the National Football League and will be attended by scouts from all 32 NFL teams.