Nick Fairley To Participate In All-Star Football Challenge

Jan. 28, 2011

AUBURN - Auburn's Nick Fairley will participate in the 2011 All-Star Football Challenge, which will air from 6-8 p.m. CT on Feb. 4 on ESPN2. The 13th annual program showcases 12 college football standouts competing in a live skills challenge. The ESPN broadcast team includes Bob Davie, Mark Jones, Todd McShay and Wendi Nix.

The All-Star Football Challenge is one of six properties owned and operated by Intersport, an award-winning sports television and event marketing agency. Alumni of the All-Star Football Challenge include 38 first-round NFL draft picks and three Heisman Trophy winners (Ron Dayne, Troy Smith and Jason White). Additionally, Super Bowl XLV participants Aaron Rodgers, Rashard Mendenhall and Antwaan Randle El are alumni of the 2005, 2008 and 2002 All-Star Football Challenges, respectively.

The 2011 All-Star Football Challenge competitors include:

Quarterbacks:
Andy Dalton, TCU
Jake Locker, Washington
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

Running Backs/Wide Receivers:
Julio Jones, Alabama
Austin Pettis, Boise State
Jordan Todman, Connecticut

Linebackers:
Ross Homan, Ohio State
Von Miller, Texas A&M
Kelvin Sheppard, LSU

Defensive Linemen:
Sam Acho, Texas
Nick Fairley, Auburn
Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue

Six of the competitors are ranked in the Scouts Inc.'s Top 32 draft rankings (No. 2 Fairley, No. 9 Miller, No. 10 Kerrigan, No. 12 Jones, No. 20 Locker and No. 30 Mallett).

 

 

The individual skills challenges are: Skechers Quarterback Accuracy Competition, State Farm Wide Receiver Hands Competition, U.S. Marines Linebacker Obstacle Course and the Lineman Strength Challenge. Participants will then be divided into Offensive and Defensive Team Competitions. To conclude the program, the players will be divided into two teams for a final Full Team Competition.

The broadcast will be re-aired three times:
• 10:30 p.m. CT, Feb. 5, on ESPN2
• 3 p.m. CT, Feb. 6, on ESPN2
• 3:30 p.m. CT, Feb. 13, on ESPN