Jan. 7, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior center Zack Williams has accepted an invitation to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game, held Jan. 22, 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
"The East-West Shrine Game has always fielded players among college football's best," said East-West Shrine Game Executive Director Harold Richardson. "With all 32 NFL teams represented by GMs, coaches and scouts during game week, our players have the terrific opportunity to showcase their talents and get their first glimpse of life in the NFL ... `Just Like on Sunday.'"
Williams started all 12 games for the Cougars this season as he earned the Mike Utley Award at the end of the year, given to WSU's top offensive lineman.
While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, an international pediatric specialty health care system.
Williams is one of 12 Pacific-10 Conference players to participate in the game. Last season another Cougar center, Kenny Alfred, was selected to play in the game.