MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 21, 2013

Rougher to play in All-Star game


Phoenix staff report

— Muskogee's Tramal Ivy will play in the Blue-Gray Football All-American Game scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Ivy is on the West squad and will play defensive end. He played multiple positions on the Roughers' defensive unit this season, including safety and linebacker, and also tight end on the offensive side of the ball.

He finished with a school record with 19 sacks this season and had 77 tackles. On offense, he scored six touchdowns on 14 catches for 546 yards at wide receiver.

Mark McMillan, a former NFL assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, is the coach of the West.

Another Oklahoma player in the game is Coleman Key, who played quarterback at Broken Arrow.

The other Blue-Gray contest is Jan. 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ivy is the first Rougher to play in a national all-star game since former rougher Jameel Owens played in the 2008 Army All-America game.