Trice to play in all-star game

North Texas safety Marcus Trice and coach Dan McCarney celebrate at the Cotton Bowl following the Mean Green's win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Trice will play in an upcoming college all-star game (Associated Press)

UNT senior safety Marcus Trice announced on Monday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the College All Star Bowl.

The game will be played on Feb. 14 at Furman University’s Paladin Stadium in South Carolina. Trice has been holding out hope that he will get a shot at playing in the NFL ever since a standout senior year that landed him on the All-Conference USA team.

UNT coach Dan McCarney mentioned late in the season that Trice’s abilities on special teams will help him when it comes to impressing NFL scouts.

Playing in the all-star game will give Trice a chance to show what he can do.

Trice finished with 90 tackles, five interception and blocked three kicks in his senior season. He made a ton of tackles on special teams.

Trice is one of those feel-good stories about a guy who took advantage of his opportunities. The former Mesquite standout started out at Oklahoma before finding his niche at UNT.

Hopefully, playing in an all-star game will give Trice the chance he needs to show what he can do for NFL scouts.

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