Thursday January 31, 2013Elam and Sturgis to Participate in 2013 All-Star Football Challenge
The University of Floridas Matt Elam and Caleb Sturgis will participate in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge, an exciting skills competition featuring college footballs brightest stars. The 15th annual program is scheduled to air Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will have encore airings on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 3 and noon ET on Feb. 17. ESPN will also air an encore at 4 p.m. ET on April 14.
Individual events in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge include: The Quicken Loans QB Accuracy Competition, Skechers GoRun Hands Competition, Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge, Obstacle Course and Speed Kick. To conclude the program, the players will be divided into two teams for The Quicken Loans Team Competition.
Sturgis was a model of consistency for the Florida Gators, booting 70 field goals on 88 attempts while at Gainesville. The senior kicker owns the record for most field goals in Florida history and was named to the 2011 and 2012 All-SEC first teams.
The participants in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge are:
Quicken Loans QB Accuracy
Mike Glennon NC State
EJ Manuel Florida St
Ryan Nassib Syracuse
Jordan Rodgers Vanderbilt
Giovani Bernard RB UNC
Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers
TJ McDonald S USC
Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
Skechers GoRun Hands Competition
Matt Elam S Florida
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Robert Woods WR USC
Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Sam Montgomery DT LSU
Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M
Alex Okafor DE Texas
Sylvester Williams DT UNC
Brett Baer Louisiana-Lafayette
Dustin Hopkins FSU
Brett Maher Nebraska
Caleb Sturgis Florida
Alumni of the All-Star Football Challenge include three Heisman Trophy winners (Ron Dayne, Troy Smith and Jason White) and 46 first-round NFL draft picks, such as: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Santana Moss, Matt Ryan, Von Miller, Vernon Davis, Joe Flacco, Donovan McNabb and Edgerrin James.
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