O'Neal, Flowers and Daniel To Play This Saturday In Annual East-West Shrine College Football Game
Jan. 7, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State Sun Devil senior football players Willie Daniel, Donnie O'Neal and Delvon Flowers have put their ASU careers behind them and will be taking to the gridiron one last time this weekend in the annual East-West Shrine Game to be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, Calif.
Daniel, O'Neal and Flowers will also take part in a week full of festivities leading up to the 77th East-West Shrine game. Pre-game events include a visit to the Shriners Hospital and tours of Alcatraz and Pier 39. Practices began today at Sacramento State University, and will continue Jan. 8-10 at Stanford Stadium on the campus of Stanford University. The annual NFL Day will be held on Jan. 9.
Flowers is coming off a spectacular 2001 season, after sitting out the 2000 campaign with a knee injury. The Los Angeles native rushed for 1,041 yards during his senior year, including a 226-yard effort vs. Oregon State. In his two seasons in the Maroon and Gold, Flowers rushed for 1,553 yards and 16 TD's.
O'Neal (Olathe, Kan.) hauled in 83 catches and 11 TD's in his ASU career after transferring from Coffeyville CC in 2000. O'Neal caught 45 passes for 711 yards in 2001 and four TD's.
Daniel (Phoenix) capped off his ASU career with 43 tackles in 2001 from his safety position. Playing in 40 career games, Daniel recorded 189 total tackles and five sacks.
All three Sun Devils will play on the West squad, led by University of Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti, along with former legendary Stanford and San Francisco 49ers head coach Bill Walsh serving as the honorary coach. Other Pac-10 performers donning the West uniform will be Oregon All-American quarterback Joey Harrington, Billy Newman (Washington State), Randy Fasani (Stanford), Lamont Thompson (Washington State), Omare Lowe (Washington), Lonnie Ford (USC), Scott Fujita (Cal), Zack Freiter (Oregon), Chris Gibson (Oregon State), Zack Quaccia (Stanford), Kyle Benn (Washington), Langston Walker (Cal) and Nakoa McElrath (Washington State).
The game can be viewed Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. (MST) on ESPN2 (local channel 32).