Jan. 2, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior quarterback Alex Brink was selected to compete in the Hula Bowl all-star game, it was announced recently. The game is slated to kick off at 3 p.m. (PT), and will be televised nationally by Versus.
Brink's selection marks the second consecutive year in which a Cougar has been selected to play in the Hula Bowl, as defensive back Tyron Brackenridge and safety Eric Frampton were each selected to play in last year's game. Brink is the 47th Cougar to be selected to play in the Hula Bowl.
Brink (Eugene, Ore.) threw for 3,818 yards this season en route to being named second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference. It was the second highest single-season total in school history. He completed 305-of-503 passes for a completion-percentage of .606, the fourth-best in WSU history. The senior also threw 26 touchdown passes, which ranks tied for third on the single-season list.
This season Brink took over as the WSU career leader in passing yardage (10,913), touchdowns (76), attempts (1,451) and completions (848). Brink, one of the most prolific passers in conference history, ranks third and fifth in the Pac-10 in yards and touchdowns, respectively, and is only the sixth signal-caller in conference history to throw for more than 10,000 yards and toss 70-or-more touchdowns.
Cougar senior tight end Jed Collins was also selected to participate in a postseason all-star game, as he will compete in the 83rd annual East-West Shrine game, Jan. 19.