Mason Fine to play in East-West Shrine Bowl
Cherokee Nation citizen and North Texas quarterback will play in the East-West Shrine Bowl on Jan. 18. The East-West Shrine Bowl is the premier college all-star football game in the nation. COURTESY
TAMPA, Fla. – North Texas quarterback Mason Fine has accepted an invite to the 95th East-West Shrine Bowl. The game will be broadcast live at 2 p.m. CST on Jan. 18 from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
Fine, a Cherokee Nation citizen from Peggs, Oklahoma, leaves North Texas as its most decorated quarterback in program history, owning eight career records and several single-season records. He finished his collegiate career as the FBS active leading passer (12,505 yards) and is in 28th on the all-time FBS passing list and 39th all-time in passing touchdowns (93). He put an exclamation point on his career at North Texas with 3,088 yards, 29 passing touchdowns to just nine interceptions and two more scores on the ground, while completing 257 of 414 passes as a senior. A two-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, Fine was a constant on national award watch lists throughout his career, among the best signal-callers in the nation. Fine was instrumental in the Mean Green’s turnaround from a 1-11 season in 2015, helping lead North Texas to three consecutive bowl games (2016-18) and a pair of nine-win seasons (2017-18).
The East-West Shrine Bowl is the premier college all-star football game in the nation. With more than 300 NFL scouts, coaches and agents in attendance, the East-West Shrine Bowl is a training and interview event for top college athletes seeking careers in professional football. For information, visit shrinebowl.com