Brandon Hardin to Play in Shrine Game
Jan. 11, 2012
Corvallis, Ore. -
Oregon State University cornerback Brandon Hardin has been invited to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game. The All-Star contest will be played at 1 p.m. PST Sat., Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised live by the NFL Network.
Hardin, a native of Kealakekua, Hawai’i, missed the 2011 season with a broken shoulder suffered in practice in August. He made 15 starts in his career, including all 12 games of the 2010 season and played a total of 38 career contests for head coach Mike Riley. For his career he made 105 tackles, caused four fumbles, deflected seven passes and had one interception. He earned Pac-10 Conference academic honors twice.
Hardin is an OSU graduate in business administration.
The East-West Shrine Game is a signature event benefitting the Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system.
In addition, former Beaver football standouts Al Afalava and Keaton Kristick have returned to campus and enrolled in classes in pursuit of their bachelor’s degrees. Afalava played safety at Oregon State from 2005-08, was drafted in the sixth round by the Chicago Bears and recently signed a futures contract with the Tennessee Titans. Kristick played linebacker for the Beavers from 2006-09 and signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers following his senior year. Afalava and Kristick, who both were invited to the East-West Shrine Game after their college playing careers, did not redshirt at OSU.
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