Three Vanderbilt football seniors will get another chance to strut their stuff before pro scouts and a national audience at the 64th annual Blue-Grey All-star Classic on Christmas Day. The game will be televised by ABC-TV live from Montgomery, Ala., with kickoff at 11:00 a.m. CST.
Quarterback Greg Zolman, offensive tackle Pat Green, and linebacker Nate Morrow are scheduled to participate in the game, which pits all-stars from the northern U.S. against players from the southern U.S. Another Commodore senior, running back Lew Thomas, was invited to participate in the game, but will not do so because his foot injury has not sufficiently healed.
Like several other postseason all-star games, this game provides participants a chance to showcase their skills before pro scouts. Last year, Vanderbilt linebacker Matt Stewart was named Most Valuable Grey Defensive Player and was later drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.
Zolman, who started 34 games at quarterback in his four-year career, rewrote the Vanderbilt career passing marks. He is the leader for completions (596), attempts (1,156), and yards (7,981) and is with tied with Whit Taylor with 41 career touchdown passes.
Morrow, a 2001 team captain, had 71 total tackles and an interception despite playing the final six games with a right foot fracture. Morrow told VandyMania he was scheduled to have surgery on the foot the day after the Blue-Grey Game.
Green, a 6-7, 344-pounder, started all 11 games at right tackle in 2001 and protected Zolman's blind side. He allowed just one quarterback sack this year.
ABC's Sean McDonough, Ed Cunningham and Leslie Gudel will call the action from the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.