Jan 30, 2012
[Jan. 30, 2012] CHICAGO – The 2012 All-Star Football Challenge will be televised from 4-6 p.m. ET Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, on ESPN2. The 14th annual program showcases 12 college football standouts competing in a live skills challenge. The ESPN team includes Joey Galloway, Mark Jones, Danny Kanell, Jesse Palmer and Samantha Steele.
The All-Star Football Challenge, which is annually hosted in the Super Bowl city, is one of seven live television properties owned and operated by Intersport, an award-winning media and marketing agency. Alumni of the All-Star Football Challenge include three Heisman Trophy winners (Ron Dayne, Troy Smith and Jason White) and 41 first-round NFL draft picks, such as: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Santana Moss, Vince Young, Vernon Davis, Donovan McNabb and Edgerrin James.
The participants in the 2012 All-Star Football Challenge include:
Nick Foles, Arizona
Case Keenum, Houston
Kellen Moore, Boise State
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Devier Posey, Ohio State
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
Dont’a Hightower, Alabama
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
Keenan Robinson, Texas
Quinton Coples, UNC
Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Four of the competitors are ranked in the Scouts Inc.’s Top 32 draft rankings (No. 5 Coples, No. 17 Ingram, No. 18 Floyd and No. 22 Foles).
Individual events in the 2012 All-Star Football Challenge include: FRS Healthy Performance QB Scramble, U.S. Marines Obstacle Course, Wide Receiver Hands Competition and the Lineman Challenge. Participants will then be divided into Offensive (Mercedes-Benz Routes Competition) and Defensive Team Competitions. To conclude the program, the players will be divided into two teams for a final Full Team Competition.
Encore telecasts of All-Star Football Challenge will be at 4:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 12 and Feb. 26 on ESPN.