Four Sun Devils Invited To 2007 East-West Shrine Game

Aug. 17, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Four Arizona State University football student-athletes have been invited to play in the 82nd East-West Shrine Game on January 20, 2007 in Houston Texas. DL Loren Howard, S Zach Catanese, K Jesse Ainsworth and WR Terry Richardson all have been extended invitations to take part in the annual senior all-star game. Last season, LB Jamar Williams represented the Sun Devils in the game.

Howard, from Scottsdale, Ariz., sat out last season after transferring to ASU from Northwestern. He was a freshmen All-American and Honorable Mention All-Big-10 performer during his three seasons with the Wildcats. He has been named to the Nagurski Award Watch List, the Lombardi Watch List and the Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2006 season.

Catanese (Redding, Calif.) had an outstanding first season in Tempe in 2005 , totaling 107 tackles, second-highest on the team. He is the leading returning tackler in the Pacific-10 Conference in 2006. The transfer from Shasta College also had two sacks and an interception last season while earning All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors.

Ainsworth, from Thousand Oaks, Calif., is ranked fourth on ASU¹s all-time list with 229 career points. He enters his fourth season as the Sun Devils¹ kicker and second as the punter.

Richardson (Corona, Calif.), earned All-American honors last season for his kick return duties, thanks to his two punt returns for touchdown in 2005. He also had 37 receptions for 495 and five scores a year ago.

The Shrine Game's purpose is to help support Shriners Hospitals for Children. Every year since 1925, the Shrine Game has been played to raise money and to help make the public aware of the orthopedic and burn care available, at no cost, at all 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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