Tigers to Play in East-West Shrine Bowl

Auburn is expected to have several seniors in the oldest college all-star football game.

Auburn, Ala.--A pair of Auburn football players are expected to compete in the East-West Shrine Bowl All-Star Game next month.

Tight end Cooper Wallace and offensive tackle Troy Reddick are scheduled to play for the East team.

The oldest college all-star football game will be played on Jan. 21 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex., and it will be televised on ESPN2. This year's game, the 81st, marks the first time it has not been played in the San Francisco area.

Houston Nutt of Arkansas has been selected to coach the East squad and Dennis Franchione of Texas A&M will lead the West all-stars.

In last season's game, Auburn's Jay Ratliff played for the East team. He is a rookie defensive lineman with the Dallas Cowboys.

Wallace, a 6-4, 263 senior, has been a major contributor to the Auburn offense for four seasons. He has started all but one game going back to his sophomore year. He started once and played in all 13 games as an All-SEC Freshman.

As a senior the native of Nashville, Tenn., has 19 receptions for 191 yards and one TD. For his career, with one game left to play, he has 62 catches for 825 yards and four scores.

Reddick is a 6-5, 320-pounder from Albany, Ga., who has been a fixture in the Auburn starting lineup since his sophomore season.

Troy Reddick and his fellow seniors have won a school record 39 games for a four-year period.

Reddick started in three games as a true freshman guard in 2002. He started all 13 games as a guard the following season.

In spring of 2004 he moved to tackle and won a starting spot there. He earned All-SEC honorable mention status by AP as the Tigers posted a 13-0 record.

The lineman has started 10 games as a senior. He showed his versatility by playing center vs. Kentucky. He had one of the best games of the season by any Tiger with a 99 percent overall grade in Auburn's victory at Georgia.

Four of their teammates are expected to play in the Senior Bowl. That group includes receivers Devin Aromashodu and Anthony Mix along with offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and linebacker Travis Williams.

The Tigers will wrap up the season with a Jan. 2nd date in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando vs. the Wisconsin Badgers.

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