Every weekend there are millions of football fans watching a game from the comforts of their home, thinking, "Man, I could throw better than that from my recliner." Well, Papa John's is inviting all those "armchair quarterbacks" to no longer just think it, but prove it.
Papa John's is issuing a "GO DEEP Armchair Quarterback Challenge" to football fans in Louisville this Sunday to see who is the best armchair quarterback in the city. The goal is to GO DEEP at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium before the UofL/UK game Sunday.
Whoever "completes" the longest throw, while sitting in a recliner and holding a slice of Papa John's new Perfect Pan pizza, will be crowned Louisville's official GO DEEP Armchair Quarterback and receive free Papa John's pizza for a year!
The "GO DEEP Armchair Quarterback Challenge" is being conducted across the country, at both college and professional football games. Can a Louisville fan set the "GO DEEP Armchair Quarterback Challenge" record?
Former UofL and NFL quarterback Chris Redman will be on hand from 5 – 5:30pm to take part in the challenge. After leading Louisville to back-to-back bowl appearances, Redman closed his college career completing 1,031 of 1,679 passes for 12,541 yards and 84 touchdowns, then spent five years in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens.
When: Sunday, September 3rd, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, South entrance to Central Avenue tunnel, Green Lot
Contact: Chris Sternberg, 502/593-4660; Bob Tichy, 502/439-8341; or Alice O'Donnell, 502/376-4130
More Information on Chris Redman
A lifetime Louisville native, Chris Redman followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather playing football for the Cardinals. When the smoke had cleared on his four-year career, Redman's name dotted not only the U of L record books but the NCAA's as well.
Redman closed his career as the NCAA all-time leader in passes attempted and completed while finishing the 1999 season as one of just three Division I-A signal callers to throw for more than 12,000 yards in a career.
The Parade National High School Player of the Year at nearby Male High, Redman finished his Cardinal career completing 1,031 of 1,679 passes for 12,541 yards and 84 touchdowns.
A first-team all-Conference USA selection and the league's offensive player of the year in 1999, Redman also added the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award to his mantle.
Redman's junior campaign of 1998 rewrote the U of L and C-USA record books as he passed for 4,042 yards and 29 scores despite playing in just 10 regular season games.
His 44-of-56, 592-yard afternoon against East Carolina was the nation's top single game passing performance in 1998.
Redman was the first Cardinal QB to lead his team to back-to-back bowl appearances.
Known as much for his fishing and golfing expertise as his exploits on the gridiron within the Louisville community, Redman was selected in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.