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Four BC Football Players Head To All-Star Games




Jan. 8, 2001

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Four Boston College football seniors will participate in college all-star games in the following weeks.

Senior quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (Norfolk, Mass.) and senior offensive tackle Paul Zukauskas (Weymouth, Mass.) will play for the East squad in the 76th annual East-West Shrine Game, to be played on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 4:00 p.m. EST. The contest will be staged at Pacific Bell Stadium in San Francisco and will be televised live by ESPN.

Hasselbeck was 124 of 229 in the air for the 1,810 yards and 16 touchdowns. He leaves BC as the sixth-leading passer in school history with 3,980 yards and is fifth in passing touchdowns with 29.

Following an outstanding 2000 season, Zukauskas was named a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association and was second team All-American by Walter Camp. He helped anchor an offensive line that gave up just six sacks in the regular season. He was also named first team all-BIG EAST.

Senior offensive tackle Mike Cook (Walpole, Mass.) will play for the North squad in the Hula Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST. That game will also be televised live by ESPN and will take place at War Memorial Stadium on the island of Maui.

Cook was also part of that offensive line that gave up just six sacks and was a second team all-BIG EAST pick.

Senior running back Cedric Washington (Holyoke, Mass.) will play for the United States all-stars in the TYCO Gridiron Classic on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1:00 p.m. EST. The game matches an all-star team of players originally from the state of Florida against a team of national players. The game is played at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., and is televised by epsn2.

Washington leaves BC as the 13th-leading rusher in school history with 1,982 yards and rushed for 676 yards this year.

Boston College posted a 7-5 record in 2000 including a 31-17 win over Arizona State in the Aloha Bowl. The 2000 season marked the second winning campaign in a row for the Eagles and their second-straight bowl trip.

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