Jan. 4, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State senior center Nick Mihlhauser has been selected to play in the 81st annual East-West Shrine Game, it was announced by executive director Jack Hart. After 80 years of playing in San Francisco, the 2006 East-West Shrine Game moves to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, January 21 at 3 p.m.
Mihlhauser capped his senior season last November by anchoring an offensive line that averaged 489.2 yards per game, third in the Pacific-10 Conference and eighth nationally. The 5,382 yards of total offense generated during the 2005 season was the fourth-highest mark in school history. A Rimington Trophy candidate throughout the season, Mihlhauser started every game during the 2005 season en route to an All-Pac-10 second team selection.
Texas A&M Head Coach Dennis Franchione will lead the West squad while Arkansas coach Houston Nutt will be running the East squad.
The East-West Shrine Game is the oldest collegiate all-star game in the country. The game is played to raise money and awareness for the 22 Shriner Hospitals, which provide orthopedic and burn care at no cost to children across the country. To date, the game has raised over $14 million used to treat over 750,000 children.