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From Grayson marching band to Furman signee

When Sebastian Rice was a freshman, he was standing by the goalpost as a member of Grayson's marching band during a football playoff game.

Assistant football coach Richard Gillespie saw the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder and asked a simple question -- why are you in band?

The following year Rice was in defensive coordinator's Robert Andrews' class and he talked him into coming out for football. Now at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, Rice signed with Furman's football program. Four years later, he's thankful for Gillespie and Andrews for talking him into coming out for football.

"I'm very happy I was standing by that goalpost," Rice said with a grin. "I'm glad I'll be playing college football now."