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Brooks, Harris Picked for East-West Shrine Game
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 16, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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SAN ANTONIO?-UA safety Darrell Brooks and running back Gilbert Harris have been named to the initial West roster for the East-West Shrine Game to be played here Jan. 21.

 

The 81st Shrine Game moves to San Antonio this year after 80 years in San Francisco, and will be played in the Alamodome at 3 p.m. CST.

 

Brooks was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2005 while Harris has been one of the Cats top running backs for each of his four seasons at UA.

 

Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione will head the West Squad, that also features a number of other Pac-10 players --  Washington State running back Jerome Harrison and linebacker Will Derting, Oregon State receiver Mike Hass and linebacker Trent Bray; Oregon tight end Tim Day, defensive lineman Devan Long and receiver Demetrius Williams; Washington defensive tackle Manase Hopoi, ASU linebacker Dale Robinson, and USC defensive lineman Frostee Rucker and defensive back Justin Wyatt, and Stanford linebacker John Alston.

 

The East-West Shrine Game is the oldest collegiate all-star game in the country, played to raise funds and awareness for the 22 Shriner Hospitals that provide orthopedic and burn care at no cost to children across the country. To date the game has raised more than $14 million and helped treat 750,000 children.

 

UA tight end Steve Fleming played in the East-West Game last year, among ten Wildcats named to the contest since 1999.

 

UA running back Mike Bell is expected to be named to one of the team rosters for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

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