Two former North Carolina Tar Heel football players will be suiting up on Saturday one more time in College Football All-Star games. Jabari Price, senior cornerback from last season for the Heels, will be playing on the American defense in the NLFPA Collegiate Bowl, wearing number 34. Two hours earlier, Tre Boston will be playing for the East defense in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Florida. Tre Boston and Jabari Price will each get a valuable opportunity to play in front of NFL scouts and executives while having some fun at the same time.
Price earned All-ACC honorable mention accolades for his performance on the field this season for Carolina. He had 74 tackles and a forced fumble in his senior season, while helping out on special teams as well. Price doesn’t project to be higher than a 7th round NFL draft prospect, but he will get his shot at an NFL training camp this fall. However, his round could change with strong performances in the Collegiate Bowl and NFL combine this spring.
Boston was a senior leader for UNC, finishing with a team high 85 tackles and four interceptions. He also earned his fair share of postseason honors, including a second team All-ACC selection and spots on the Nagurski and Jim Thorpe Award watch lists. Boston projects as a 4th-7th round pick in the draft this April. Much of his position in the draft will come down to workouts and his measurable at the combine.
The Shrine Bowl is more than just a football game however. The yearly event aids Shriners Hospitals for Children, and players who take place in the game visit a children’s hospital to see the true purpose of the game. You can read more about the benefits of the game beyond football on the about page of ShrineGame.com