The Texas vs. The Nation college all-star game takes place Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas, and the Big Ten will have eight players on the field. The game pits NFL hopefuls originally from Texas or who played their college ball in Texas against players from around the country. The Texas team doesn't consistent entirely of those with Texas roots.
Here's the full Big Ten contingent (positions designated by the game organizers):
The Nation team
Penn State QB Matt McGloin
Minnesota WR/TE MarQueis Gray
Michigan State DT Anthony Rashad White
Michigan CB J.T. Floyd
Michigan S Jordan Kovacs
Notes: Gray split time between quarterback and receiver at Minnesota but shifted to wide receiver midway through his senior season in part because it's a likelier spot for him at the next level. Former Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown, who transferred to Oklahoma before the 2012 season, is playing for the Texas team. Linebacker Evan Frierson, who began his career at Illinois before transferring to Illinois State, is playing for the Nation squad.