DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke senior safety Alex Green has been selected to participate in the 80th annual East-West Shrine Game scheduled for Saturday, January 15 at SBC Park in San Francisco, Calif. Kickoff for the all-star game is set for 2 p.m. (EST) and the contest will be televised live by ESPN.
A 6-2, 195-pound native of Hyattsville, Md., Green played in 46 career games at Duke
with 35 starting assignments. He amassed 237 career tackles along with 8.5 tackles for loss and seven interceptions. His pass breakup career total of 21 ranks eighth all-time at Duke. In 2004, Green finished third on the team with 81 total tackles while adding 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, two caused fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovery.
Alex Green becomes the 33rd Blue Devil to play in the East-West Shrine Game, joining such notables as Ace Parker (1937), George McAfee (1939), Mike McGee (1959), Jay Wilkinson (1963), Wes Chesson (1970), Steve Jones (1972), Billy Bryan (1976), Mike Junkin (1986), Ray Farmer (1985), Ryan Fowler (2003) and Drew Strojny (2003).
Green will play for the East squad which will be coached by Purdue's Joe Tiller. Oregon State's Mike Riley will coach the West unit.
Every year since 1925, the Shrine Game has been played to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care available, at no cost, at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information, visit www.shrinegame.com.