5 Wildcats to play in All Star Games

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Five Wildcats, including record-setting running back Darren Sproles, have been selected to play in postseason all-star games.

Sproles, who rushed for a Kansas State 11-game record 1,318 yards during the 2004 season, will play in the prestigious Senior Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. (CST) and will be televised by ESPN.

The Olathe, Kan., product is the 23rrd Wildcat selected for the Senior Bowl during the Bill Snyder era at Kansas State. Last year, center Nick Leckey and linebacker Bryan Hickman represented Kansas State in the annual classic. Leckey went on to become a sixth-round selection by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Three K-Staters, including tight end Brian Casey, offensive tackle Jon Doty and defensive tackle Jermaine Berry are headed to the Villages Gridiron Classic. The game, which will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 10 a.m. (CST), will be played at The Villages Polo Stadium, in The Villages, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005.

Since 1998, 15 Wildcats have played in the Villages Gridiron Classic, including safety James McGill last season.

Kansas State's final all-star game participant is cornerback Cedrick Williams. Williams will play in the East-West Shrine Game, which will be played at 1 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, Jan. 15, at SBC Park in San Francisco and televised by ESPN.

Williams is the 24th Wildcat to be selected to play in the East-West game. Last year, safety Rashad Washington appeared in the contest before being selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

K-State Player All-Star Game Location Date/Time TV

Jermaine Berry Villages Gridiron Classic The Villages, Fla. Jan. 15, 2005/10:00 a.m. (CST) ESPN2

Brian Casey Villages Gridiron Classic The Villages, Fla. Jan. 15, 2005/10:00 a.m. (CST) ESPN2

Jon Doty Villages Gridiron Classic The Villages, Fla. Jan. 15, 2005/10:00 a.m. (CST) ESPN2

Cedrick Williams East-West Shrine Game San Francisco, Calif. Jan. 15, 2005/1 p.m. (CST) ESPN

Darren Sproles Senior Bowl Mobile, Ala. Jan. 29, 2005/3 p.m. (CST) ESPN


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