Four Badgers to play in all-star games

Senior offensive linemen Andy Kemp and Kraig Urbik, defensive lineman Matt Shaughnessy and linebacker DeAndre Levy all will represent Wisconsin by participating in upcoming senior all-star games.

MADISON - Andy Kemp, DeAndre Levy, Matt Shaughnessy and Kraig Urbik will represent the University of Wisconsin in upcoming all-star games in January. Kemp, Levy and Shaughnessy will play in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17 in Houston, Texas, while Urbik will participate in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala.

Under the direction of storied college and NFL coach Bobby Ross, Kemp, Levy and Shaughnessy will play with 33 other seniors on the East Squad. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. CT.

Every year since 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has been played to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children and to raise awareness about the expert orthopedic, burn, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and cleft lip and palate care, available at no charge to patients and families, through the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Recent Badger alum to play in the oldest college all-star game include; Taylor Mehlhaff, Paul Hubbard, Nick Hayden, Mark Zalewski, Brandon Williams, Donovan Raiola, Jim Leonhard and Alex Lewis.

Urbik will represent UW in one of college football's premier pre-draft events, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Under Armour Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention.

For more information on the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl please visit the bowl's web site at www.seniorbowl.com.

He is the first Badger to participate in the Senior Bowl since Al and Ben Johnson in 2002.


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