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Dec. 16, 2005

University of South Carolina offensive tackle Jabari Levey has been selected to the East squad in the annual East-West Shrine Game, executive director Jack Hart announced today. The 2006 East-West Shrine Game will be played in San Antonio, Texas on January 21.

Levey, a 6-6, 316-pounder from Moncks Corner, S.C., started 10 of 11 games during the season and has made 28 career starts, second on the squad behind Na’Shan Goddard. He missed the Alabama game with an ankle injury. He is regarded as having pro potential and is a possible first day draft selection according to The Sporting News.

The East team will be coached by University of Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt. Texas A&M’s Dennis Franchione will coach the West all-stars.

The East-West Shrine Game is the oldest collegiate all-star game in the country. The game is played to raise money and awareness for the 22 Shriner Hospitals, which provide orthopedic and burn care at no cost to children across the country. To date, the game has raised over $14 million and has treated over 750,000 children.