Bruins Head to Football All-Star Games

Dec. 31, 2012

Three more Bruin seniors have been invited to participate in post-season football all-star games. Defensive backs Andrew Abbott and Sheldon Price, along with linebacker Damien Holmes have joined the list.

Price has been invited to play in the annual East-West Shrine Game to be held on Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (NFL Network will televise the contest at 1 p.m. PT). He tied with Abbott for the team lead in interceptions with four this season and added a blocked field goal attempt. Price matched the school record with three interceptions in a game against Houston.

Abbott and Holmes, both team captains, are set to participate in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl put on by The NFL Players Association on January 19 at The Home Depot Center on the campus of Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Abbott was selected as one of 10 semi-finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy which honors the nation's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. He earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. Holmes notched 10 tackles for loss this season and 5.5 sacks, each career-best totals. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.

These Bruins join running back Johnathan Franklin, punter Jeff Locke and defensive lineman Datone Jones - each headed to the Jan. 26 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. (NFL Network will televise the game at 1 p.m. PT). Y receiver Joseph Fauria and offensive lineman Jeff Baca are also set to participate in the 2013 East-West Shrine Game.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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