Harkey, Embree and Dye headed to football all-star games

Tight end Cory Harkey, wide receiver Taylor Embree and safety Tony Dye have accepted invitations to play in college football all-star games, the school announced Wednesday.

Harkey (6-4, 270) is headed to the East/West Shrine game Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. A top-notch blocker, Harkey started all 14 games this season after starting 12 last season. He had one reception for 12 yards this year.

Embree (6-3, 207) and Dye (6-0, 216) will play in the NFLPA All Star Game Jan. 21 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Embree was third on the team with 228 yards receiving this season after leading the team in receptions in 2009 and 2010.

Dye, a team captain, was UCLA's leading tackler last season, but played in only five games this season as he battled injuries all year.