Bill Swancutt Selected to Play in the East-West Shrine Game

Nov. 9, 2004

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University football senior student-athlete Bill Swancutt has been invited to play in the 80th annual East-West Shrine Game scheduled for Sat., Jan. 15 at SBC Park in San Francisco. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN beginning at 11 a.m. PST.

Swancutt has started 35 consecutive games at defensive end and holds the school record for quarterback sacks with 32. The Salem, Ore., native has 167 career tackles, third for active players at OSU. The senior was a preseason first team All-Pac-10 Conference selection and has been honored by the league twice for his academic achievements.

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley will lead the West. Riley's staff will include Beaver defensive coordinator Mark Banker and offensive coordinator Paul Chryst.

The initial West roster also includes the NCAA's career passing leader, Timmy Chang of Hawaii. The Pac-10 is also represented by Lorenzo Alexander (DL/Cal), Calvin Armstrong (OL/WSU), J.J. Arrington (RB/Cal), Oshiomogho Atogwe (DB/Stanford), Craig Bragg (WR/UCLA), Justin Burks (LB/ASU), Matt Grootegoed (LB/USC), Geoff McArthur (WR/Cal), Karl Payma (DB/WSU), Alex Smith (TE/Stanford) and Manuel White (RB/UCLA).

The Shrine Game has raised more than $14 million for the nation's 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game is comprised of senior student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility.

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