Three Huskies Headed to Football All-Star Games

Jan. 8, 2002

Seattle - Three members of Washington's 2002 football team will be playing in college all-star games over the next two weeks. Husky All-America defensive tackle Larry Tripplett will participate in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Jan. 26. Washington center Kyle Benn and cornerback Omare Lowe will be members of the West team at the 77th annual East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco on Jan. 12.

Tripplett led Washington with 14 tackles for loss, the most by any interior defensive lineman in the Pac-10 Conference during the 2001 season. He had a total of 38 tackles, including two sacks, and he blocked one field goal that was returned for a touchdown. He was named a first-team All-American by The Football News, a second-team All-American by Associated Press and was a third-team selection by The Sporting News.

Lowe started at cornerback the past two seasons for the Huskies. He registered 40 tackles, including four for loss as a senior while finishing second on the team with nine pass defenses. He was the Pac-10 defensive player of the week following Washington's 23-18 season-opening victory against Michigan when he blocked a field goal that resulted in a touchdown and then returned an interception for a touchdown.

Benn was a three-year starter at center for Washington, earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2001. A team captain, he also earned Pac-10 All-Academic team honors and was named to the Region VIII Academic All-America team.

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