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Chase Rice Hits the Gridiron With ESPN and Taco Bell

He'll help find the most intense college football fans in the country.

Written by Chris Parton
Chase Rice Hits the Gridiron With ESPN and Taco Bell
Chase Rice; Photo Credit: Alexa King

Chase Rice has his “eyes on” college football fans this season, teaming up with ESPN and Taco Bell to find the wildest student section in the country.

Rice, who is a former linebacker for the University of North Carolina, is joining a blue-ribbon panel of ESPN analysts to keep track of the craziness that students get up to at college football games each week. At the end of the year, one school will earn the top honor of Live Más Student Section of the Year — and about 4,000 students will get tickets to some of the season’s biggest games.

“College football season is my favorite time of year,” Rice says. “As a former player, I know how much of an impact the crowd can have on a game — especially with a rowdy student section leading the way. I’m honored to join this committee to help celebrate some of the greatest fans in the country.”

Teams with vibrant student traditions like Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame and Ohio State will be watched closely, but other schools can also submit their own sections with the hashtag #LiveMasStudentSectionContest. The criteria for a Number One ranking? Creative energy, endurance, impact and tradition.

After entering the contest (by posting with the official hashtag), you could win two tickets to the Fiesta Bowl or the National Championship if your team makes it to either of those games. Meanwhile, Taco Bell will work with the athletic department of schools which make it to the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl or National Championship to distribute complimentary Live Más Student Section tickets directly to students. Check out the contest’s official website for more information.