Tripp selected to Shrine Game

2013-12-12T17:02:00Z 2013-12-13T23:21:05Z Tripp selected to Shrine GameGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
December 12, 2013 5:02 pm  • 

MISSOULA -- University of Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The annual game is Saturday, Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Mountain time and the game will be televised live on NFL Network.

The 6-3 ½, 237-pound Tripp, a Missoula Big Sky grad, was second on the team this season with 100 tackles, and he tied for the team lead with three interceptions. He was a first team All-Big Sky and All-America selection for the second straight season in 2013.

Tripp is also a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is the FCS defensive player of the week award. He leaves Montana ranked fourth in career tackles with 336. He played in 52 career games and started in 38 and set a UM record with 10 career fumble recoveries.

The East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star game in the country. The inaugural game was played in 1925. It has featured some of the greatest college players in history, including the likes of Tom Brady, Dick Butkus, John Elway, Brett Favre, Gale Sayers and Walter Payton.

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