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Edwards, Duke headed to Chick-fil-A Bowl
Former Alcovy standout DeVon Edwards and Duke University will play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on New Year's Eve. - photo by Photo Courtesy of Chick-fil-A Bowl

Former Alcovy standout and current Duke Blue Devil DeVon Edwards will continue his 2013 football season on New Year's Eve.

After reaching the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game, the No. 24 Blue Devils were selected to represent the ACC in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 31.

The Blue Devils finished with a 10-3 regular season record, falling to No. 1 Florida State 45-7 in the ACC Championship contest.

Duke finished first in the ACC Coastal Division this season, posting a 6-2 record in conference play with wins over rivals North Carolina and N.C. State.

The Blue Devils' 2013 season is their most successful since they split the ACC Championship in 1989 with Virginia with an 8-4 record.

Duke's back-to-back bowl selections are the first for the program in school history.

The Blue Devils will take on No. 21 Texas A&M.

The Aggies finished 8-4 overall after starting the season ranked No. 7.

The bowl contest could be the last for Aggies' quarterback and 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, who is expected to declare for the NFL draft in the next few weeks.

Texas A&M finished with a 4-4 record in Southeastern Conference play, dropping its last two
contests to LSU and Missouri.

The meeting is the first for the two programs.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl annually features a matchup between ACC and SEC foes. The game will be Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online through participating schools at

Travel and VIP hospitality packages are also available through the official Chick-fil-A Bowl website.