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Sports - January 1, 2010

Sports Shorts

SHRINE GAME . . . Stanford seniors Chris Marinelli and Ekom Udofia have accepted invitations to play in the 85th East-West Shrine Game to be held in Orlando, Fla. on January 23rd. Kickoff is set for 12 noon (PT). Marinelli and Udofia join an elite list of football greats, such as John Elway of Stanford, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, America's longest-running college all-star football game. Marinelli earned first team All-Pac-10 Conference honors and was selected as a second team AP All-American after starting 12 games on Stanford's offensive line that paved the way for a Cardinal ground game that totaled a school-record 2,692 yards this season. The line allowed an average of 0.50 sacks per game, which is the second lowest average in the nation next to Boise State. Udofia, a nose tackle, started all 12 games and finished the regular season with 35 tackles, tops among Stanford's interior linemen. He has made 43 career appearances, including 38 starts, over the last four seasons.

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