Three Bruins Selected To East-West Shrine Game

July 26, 2002

Three senior members of the 2002 UCLA football team have accepted invitations to play in the 78th annual East-West Football game, scheduled for January 11, 2003 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, CA.

Cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr., a candidate for the Thorpe Award, offensive right tackle Mike Saffer, a candidate for the Lombardi Award, and punter Nate Fikse, a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, are among 29 athletes named to the West squad.

Manning, a two-time first-team All-Pacific-10 conference performer, has been named a pre-season first-team All-American by Football News. He has also been named to the second teams of Street & Smith's and Lindy's.

Fikse has been named first-team All-America by Street & Smith's while Saffer has been named second-team All-America by Football News, Street & Smith's and The Sporting News.

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Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA