Pair of football Colonels selected for all-star games

RICHMOND, Ky. – Senior Eastern Kentucky University football players Aaron Adams and Tyrone Goard will be playing in a pair of upcoming college football all-star games.

Adams, a native of Lake Worth, Fla., was a two-time first team All-OVC performer on the offensive line for the Colonels. This season, Adams helped the Colonels rank second in the OVC and 20th nationally in rushing yards per game (205.8 ypg) on the way to earning second team All-America honors from The Sports Network.

Adams will be playing in the Casino del Sol College Football All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., this Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET. He is one of two OVC players on the East roster. Last year’s roster produced six NFL draft picks including the 98th overall pick, Gino Gradkowski, who went to the Baltimore Ravens. An additional 61 players off of the 2012 roster entered NFL training camps in July. The game will be available online at, and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.

Goard, hailing from Charleston, W.Va., was one of the top wide receivers in the Ohio Valley Conference spanning the last two years. He posted four 100-yard receiving games as a senior including a 175-yard game against UT Martin on Sept. 29. In that game, Goard finished with four receiving touchdowns which tied a program single game record. He leaves Eastern ranked among the school’s top 10 in career receiving yards (1,842) and touchdown catches (24).

Goard will be playing in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. He is the only OVC player on either roster and will suit up for the West team. There are 246 former East-West Shrine Game players on current NFL rosters. Each year the players visit a Shriners Hospitals for Children as part of their game-week activities. The game will be televised live on the NFL Network.

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