Jan. 11, 2000
Seattle - A total of five players from the Washington football program will participate in postseason all-star games starting this weekend.
Husky linebacker Lester Towns, defensive end Jabari Issa, defensive tackle Mac Tuiaea and cornerback Jermaine Smith will play for the West Team in Saturday's 75th annual Shrine Bowl. The West team will be directed by Arizona State head coach Bruce Snyder. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. PST at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto. The contest will be televised by ESPN.
Next Saturday, Jan. 22, Washington senior wide receiver Dane Looker will participate in the Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic. The game will be held at War Memorial Stadium on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Looker will play for the Kai (North) team coached by Barry Alvarez of Wisconsin.
Shaw Granted an Extra Year of Eligiblity
Washington senior running back Maurice Shaw has been granted an extra year of eligiblity by the NCAA and will return for the Huskies' 2000 season.
Shaw was granted a redshirt year after he missed most of the 1998 season due to a back injury. Shaw played only three games in 1998 before sitting out the rest of the year, but never applied for a redshirt season before this fall.
Last season Shaw started three games for the Huskies including the Holiday Bowl. He rushed for 440 yards and six touchdowns during the season.