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Morris, Hurns to Play in 2014 Shrine Game

Morris, Hurns to Play in 2014 Shrine Game

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes senior WR Allen Hurns and senior QB Stephen Morris have accepted invitations to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game.  The game will be played Jan. 18, 2014, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Hurns and Morris will be the 45th and 46th Miami Hurricanes, respectively, to play in the East-West Shrine Game. Hurns is the first Canes WR to play in the game since LaRon Byrd in 2012, while Morris is the first Canes QB to play since Ken Dorsey in 2003.

Hurns, who was a second-team All-ACC selection by both ACSMA and the league’s head coaches, is currently enjoying one of the greatest receiving seasons in program history. The senior leads Miami in both receptions (60) and receiving yards (1,138). He is only the fourth player with a 1,000-yard receiving season in school history and 19 yards shy of breaking the school single-season receiving yards mark. Currently, Hurns ranks seventh in Miami history in both career receptions (119) and career receiving yards (1,867) and eighth in career receiving TDs (14).

A third-team All-ACC choice, Morris has thrown for 2,868 yards and 21 TDs through 12 games. For the second straight season, Morris has posted four 300-yard passing games. The Miami native ranks third all-time in Miami history with 7,736 passing yards and 49 passing TDs. Morris is the only QB this season to throw a 50+ yard pass in nine different games.

No. 25 Miami (9-3) will play No. 18/16 Louisville (11-1) in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando. Tickets, which are priced at $77 and $82, can be purchased through the UM Ticket Office online at CanesTix.com, in-person at BankUnited Center (M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by phone at 1-800-GO-CANES.

Miami is also hosting BankUnited #CanesFest Family Friday Bowl Practice from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Cobb Stadium. Admission is free. Sebastian the Ibis, Miami cheerleaders and the Sunsations will be at practice. Bounce houses will be on site for the kids, who can also take their photo with Santa. The Hurricanes will also be collecting toys for “Toys For Tots”. Fans in attendance will also have the chance to purchase Russell Athletic Bowl tickets.

For the latest information on the Miami Hurricanes, follow us on Twitter, @MiamiHurricanes, and check out the official football blog, www.theufootball.com.

MIAMI PLAYERS IN EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME
1976 Ernie Jones, DB
1977 Eddie Edwards, DE
1983 Mark Rush, RB
  Mark Cooper, OL
1984 Jay Brophy, LB
  Glenn Dennison, TE
1986 Kevin Fagan, DL
1987 Gregg Rakoczy, C
1989 Cleveland Gary, FB
1990 Bernard Clark, LB
  Bobby Harden, DB
  Greg Mark, DL
1991 Wesley Carroll, WR
  Mike Sullivan, OL
1992 Leon Searcy, OL
1993 Ryan McNeil, CB
  Darrin Smith, LB
  Lamar Thomas, WR
  Gino Torretta, QB
1994 Darren Krein, OLB
  Kevin Patrick, DL
  Dexter Seigler, CB
1995 Chris T. Jones, WR
  CJ Richardson, SS/FS
  Dennis Erickson, Head Coach
2000 Ty Wise, C
  Michael Boireau, DL
2001 Al Blades, FS
  James Jackson, RB
  Andre King, WR
2002 Joaquin Gonzalez, OL
2003 Ken Dorsey, QB
  Todd Sievers, K
2004 Jarrett Payton, RB
2005 Santonio Thomas, DL
2006 Rocky McIntosh, LB
2007 Tyrone Moss, RB
  Baraka Atkins, DL
2010 Javarris James, RB
  AJ Trump, OL
2011 Graig Cooper, RB
2012 Chase Ford, TE
  LaRon Byrd, WR
  Micanor Regis, DL
  Tyler Horn, C
2013 Brandon McGee, DB
2014 Allen Hurns, WR
  Stephen Morris, QB