Talley to Play in Rotary Gridiron Classic; And
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior Fred Talley will represent the Razorbacks in the 2003 Rotary Gridiron Classic College All-Star Football Game in Orlando, Fla., later this month.
The fifth annual game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 with kickoff set for 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Talley will play for Team Florida against Team USA in the game sponsored by Florida Citrus Sports.
Talley finished his Razorback career as the fourth-leading rusher in UA history with 2,661 yards including 1,119 rushing yards this season. The Longview, Texas, product became only the fifth UA running back and the first since 1995 to earn more than 1,000 yards in a season.
The second-team All-SEC selection is the fourth Razorback to participate in the Rotary Gridiron Classic. Tailback Madre Hill, nose guard Ryan Hale and placekicker Todd Latourette participated in the inaugural game in 1998.
Talley will have one of his former teammates in the stands cheering him on. Sophomore Shawn Andrews will be in Orlando to take part in activities honoring the 2002 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America Football 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 status after he was named to seven All-American lists this season. Andrews was a consensus first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection at right tackle. He also was the choice of league coaches for the prestigious 2002 Jacobs Blocking Trophy.
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