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Henry accepts invite to East-West game

November 27, 2002

Despite the fact that MSU won't be playing in a bowl game, senior quarterback Cedric Henry will strap on his Spartan helmet one more time.

"Cedric Henry has accepted an invitation to play," East-West Shrine Game spokesman William Homer said. "We're looking forward to having him around."

Homer said Henry was the only Spartan extended an invitation from the East-West game.

Henry finished the season with 30 tackles (22 solo, 8 assisted), two tackles for loss and two interceptions in just nine games. For his career, 5-foot-10, 182-pounder has recorded 145 tackles (95 solo, 50 assisted), four tackles for loss and seven interceptions in 41 games.

Along with the Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl, the East-West game provides seniors from across the nation to showcase their skills one more time for NFL scouts.

The East-West game takes place Jan. 11 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco. It will be televised live 2 p.m. on ESPN.

The rosters for the game are almost full. But Homer said more Spartans could be invited if anyone drops out.

Besides Henry, there are 13 MSU seniors, but not all are expected to get invitations.

Strong safety Thomas Wright heads the group, with wide receiver BJ Lovett, offensive tackle Ulish Booker, offensive guard Paul Harker and cornerbacks DeMario Suggs and Broderick Nelson all likely candidates.

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