FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior defensive end Raymond House has been added to the roster for the 2003 Rotary Gridiron Classic College All-Star Football Game to be played in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 25.
House joins former UA teammate tailback Fred Talley in participating in the game, which is played at the Florida Citrus Bowl. House is playing for Team USA while Talley is playing for Team Florida.
House recorded 18 tackles this year with 10 coming on solo stops. Five of his tackles were for losses and he had one sack. The Little Rock native, who earned his bachelor’s degree last spring, finished his career with 92 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.
Talley, a second-team All-SEC selection, ran for 1,199 yards this season to become just the fifth Razorback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. The Longview, Texas, native is UA’s fourth-leading career rusher with 2,661 yards.
Talley and House are the fourth and fifth Razorbacks, respectively, selected to play in the game. Tailback Madre Hill, nose guard Ryan Hale and kicker Todd Latourette played in the inaugural game, which is sponsored by Florida Citrus Sports, in 1998.
A third Hog will be in the stands watching House and Talley. All-American offensive tackle Shawn Andrews will be in Orlando to take part in activities honoring the 2002 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America team.
Andrews will be honored at the first-ever FWAA All-American banquet on Friday, Jan. 24, before being recognized with the rest of the squad at the Gridiron Classic. The Camden, Ark., native became the first Razorback sophomore to earn All-America honors after he was named to seven All-America teams this season. Andrews was a consensus first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection at right tackle. He was also the choice of the league’s coaches for the prestigious 2002 Jacobs Blocking Trophy.