One UCF football player was selected to play in the East-West Shrine college all-star game.

Senior defensive tackle Torell Troup accepted his invitation to play in the nationally-known all star game.


Troup has been a vital part of the Knights’ defense since he started at the University of Central Florida in 2006. As a leader of the defensive line, Troup helped UCF rank in the top 10 nationally in rushing defense and tackles for loss.

The Shrine all-star is the longest running college all-star game. Troup will be playing in the 85th annual game.

Troup will join a list of historical football players that have participated in the shrine game, including John Elway and Brett Favre.

Troup says playing in this game is an important part of his football career.

“They’re going to be something like 120 NFL scouts watching us practice every day,” Troup said. “It’s going to be a chance to show everyone what i can do out there.”

The Shrine all-star game is being held at the Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando this year. The game is on January, 23 and tickets are available on the Ticketmaster Web site.

“I hope to see many UCF fans out at the game for me,” Troup says.