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Monmouth QB Gets Shot at All-Star Game
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) -- Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney spent his college career playing in Division III but this weekend he'll take the field on a team likely to include future pros.

The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports that Tanney is scheduled to play in Saturday's Players All-Star Classic in Little Rock, Ark. The game includes players from Divisions I and II and a handful from Division III like Tanney.

Steve Bell is Tanney's coach at Monmouth. Bell says the game is a good chance for Tanney to show what he can do on a bigger stage.

Tanney threw 167 touchdowns in his college career and was named to the 2011 Associated Press Little All-American Third Team.

Tanney is from Lexington, Ill.

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