Lenoir-Rhyne University's Marcus Shuford has been selected to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl.
The game is scheduled to take place on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Javelina Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The NCAA Division II Football All-Star Game is comprised of the top 88 D-II seniors in the nation.
Shuford, a senior free safety from Newton, was named the 2010 South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, becoming the third player in school history to earn the honor.
Shuford also earned First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference and NCAA Division II All-Super Region 2 accolades after leading the squad in tackles (78) and interceptions (three) this year.
Shuford led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 7-4 mark in 2010 and its first winning season in 16 years as well.
Shuford, a three-time all-league pick (2008-10), finished his Lenoir-Rhyne career with 308 tackles and 12 interceptions after starting all four years.
The Cactus Bowl Committee, comprised completely of volunteers, is responsible for all aspects of organization for the contest and net profits from the Cactus Bowl are donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.