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Former Demon playing in East-West Shrine Game

Louisiana State University senior Terrence Magee has accepted an invitation to play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game, which takes place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 17, 2015, at 3 p.m.

“It’s a big honor to be selected to go to it,” Magee said. “If I go out and do well, it’ll increase my stock in the draft with the GMs and the coaches.”

Magee said he’s excited about the chance to go.

“It’s another opportunity to show my abilities and show what I can bring to the table,” Magee said.

This regular season, the 2011 Franklinton High graduate was the Tigers’ second-leading rusher. He ran for 545 yards on 105 carries (5.2 yards per attempt) with three touchdowns.

Leonard Fournette led the Tigers with 891 yards on 176 carries (5.1) and eight scores.

When asked about his style of running, Magee said he feels like he’s the type that can get those two or three tough yards but can also run outside the tackles.

“I can be a physical runner, or I can make a move to get past a defender,” Magee said.

One of the things Magee did well this season was picking up the blitz and giving his quarterback a little more time to throw.

Magee said he prides himself on being a good pass blocker.

“It’s big. Sometimes you play teams that will blitz a linebacker or a safety,” Magee said. “Sometimes the tailback has to be that guy to step up and make that block. It boosts his confidence to know he has an extra guy who will stand in there and pick up that extra blitzer.”

The contest will be shown on the NFL Network.

If you’re heading to the game, tickets are available by visiting www.shrinegame.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Game tickets are $15 for general admission, and that does not include service fees.

This season, LSU went 8-4 overall and 4-4 in Southeastern Conference play.

LSU’s next game is the Franklin American Mortgage Music Bowl against Notre Dame. The contest is at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., with kickoff set for 2 p.m. on Dec. 30.