June 13, 2006
Houston, Texas - University of Houston senior quarterback Kevin Kolb has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game, to be played Saturday, January 20, 2007, at Reliant Stadium.
Kolb is the 18th Cougar to take part in this post-season game, and the three-year starter is the first UH player since Hanik Milligan in 2002 to play in the all-star affair.
Last month, Kolb was named The Sporting News Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
The nation's top Division I-A returning statistical leader in virtually every passing category, Kolb enters his final season with the Cougars having started 36 straight games. Kolb has thrown for 9,155 yards and accumulated 9,752 yards of total offense in his career. He was named the C-USA Third Team in 2005, when he led the Cougars to the Fort Worth Bowl.
The East-West Shrine Game is played for the benefit of the Shriners Hospital for Children. This will be the 82nd Game in this proud tradition. Over the years more than 770,000 kids have been treated at no coast to their families. This is an opportunity for all players in the Game to start the process of "giving something back."