Lercius will take part in Hula Bowl

Vanderbilt safety Harold Lercius has been selected to participate in the Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, February 2. The game will be televised on ESPN with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. CST.

The 5-11, 198-pound Lercius, a Casselberry, Fla. native who started 37 games in his five-year career as a Commodore, will compete for the North squad and will wear jersey number 18.

The Hula Bowl, like several other postseason all-star games, allows senior players another opportunity to display their skills before NFL scouts and a national TV audience. Three other Commodores, Nate Morrow, Greg Zolman and Pat Green, participated in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic on Christmas Day.

Other marquee names in the 2002 Hula Bowl include Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch, Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El, and Oregon State running back Ken Simonton.

Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson has been invited to serve as an assistant coach in the Hula Bowl.

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