Friday, January 25, 2008

Rutgers' Foster in Texas vs. the Nation game

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 25, 2008) – Rutgers defensive lineman Eric Foster (Homestead, Fla.) will play his final game as a collegiate player in the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge February 2 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Foster, a two-time All-American at Rutgers, will play for Team Nation as a defensive end.

CSTV will broadcast the game to a national audience with Tom Hart, Trev Alberts and David Pollack calling the action. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (ET).

Foster, a Second Team All-America selection by The Sporting News registered 64 tackles and led RU with 15 tackles for loss in 2007. The All-BIG EAST First Team selection finished second on the squad with seven sacks, including two in the 52-30 International Bowl victory vs. Ball State.

The game will feature the collegiate players originally from Texas or who play college football in Texas against top players from around the nation. Foster’s team will be coached by former Eagles mentor Buddy Ryan.

Foster is the third Scarlet Knight to be selected to a postseason all-star game this year. Offensive linemen Jeremy Zuttah (Edison, N.J.) and Pedro Sosa (Union City, N.J.) were invited to the East-West Shrine game. Zuttah started at right tackle for the East Squad while Sosa practiced the entire week, but did not play in the game.

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