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Heel Tough Blog: Three Tar Heels Heading to Play in Tropical Bowl

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The NFL season may not be over just yet, but the pre-draft process has already begun. Saturday will be the ninth annual Trillion Tropical Bowl in Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL, as more than 100 NFL Draft hopefuls from all three levels of the sport take to the field in front of scouts from each of the three professional leagues in North America.

Among those who will be in attendance are three of the eleven Tar Heels that have entered the NFL Draft. The three, William Barnes, Ed Montilus and Spencer Rolland, need to impress this weekend if they want to have any chance of landing on a NFL roster for training camp.

Rolland will be a part of the National Team on Saturday and wear No. 77. Meanwhile, Barnes and Montilus will be on the other side with the American team and will wear No. 61 and No. 74, respectively.

The game is only available on Pay-Per View on the Tropical Bowl website for $30. The game will kickoff at 12:00 PM EST.

This is the first of three college all-star games that will involve Tar Heel draft hopefuls. Defensive tackle Myles Murphy will participate in the East-West Shrine Bowl on February 1st, while linebacker Cedric Gray and wide receiver Tez Walker will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on February 3rd.


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