Thursday, January 06, 2011

Five for East-West Shrine Game.

Edsall announced this postgame at the Fiesta Bowl, but here's the official release from UConn. These five are also invited to the NFL Combine, with Todman expected to be there, too.

STORRS, Conn. (January 6, 2011) -- A total of five University of Connecticut football seniors will take part in the 86th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., kicking off at 4 p.m. EST and will be televised by the NFL Network.

The five Huskies are: offensive guard Zach Hurd (Waterford, Conn.), defensive end Greg Lloyd (Clermont, Fla.), linebacker Scott Lutrus (Brookfield, Conn.), fullback Anthony Sherman (North Attleboro, Mass.) and linebacker Lawrence Wilson (Tuscaloosa, Ala.).

While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system.

Hurd was a First Team All-BIG EAST Conference pick in each of the past two seasons. Over his career, he blocked for a total of four 1,000-yard single-season rushing performances. Llloyd was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick during 2009 and battled injuries late in his career. Lutrus was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick in his sophomore year of 2008 and started a total of 41 games over four years.

Sherman played in 51 games as a fullback over his Husky career and again played a critical blocking role for the UConn tailback position. Wilson is UConn’s career leader in games played (52) and starts (50). He is the second-leading tackler in school history with 449 and was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection this year.

“We hope our supporters all over the country will come out and enjoy this exciting game,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Our health care system depends on the generosity of our supporters, and this game is one of our signature events benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children.”


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