CHICAGO– The 2011 All-Star Football Challenge will air from 7-9 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN2. The 13th annual event 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).
The 2011 All-Star Football Challenge competitors include:
Running Backs/Wide Receivers:
Three of the competitors are ranked in the Scouts Inc.'s Top 32 draft rankings (No. 7 Miller, No. 18 Kerrigan and No. 23 Locker).
The individual skills challenges are: SKECHERS Shape-Ups Quarterback Accuracy Competition, State Farm Wide Receiver Hands Competition, U.S. Marines Linebacker Obstacle Course and the U.S. Marines Lineman Strength Challenge. Participants will then be divided into SKECHERS Shape-Ups Offensive and State Farm Defensive Team Competitions.
To conclude the program, the players will be divided into two teams for a final Full Team Competition. Of note, Joe Montana will be on site as part of SKECHERS Shape-Ups sponsorship.
The broadcast will be re-aired three times: 11:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, on ESPN2; 4 p.m. ET, Sunday, on ESPN2; and 4:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 13, on ESPN. Sponsors involved in the broadcast are: NetJets, SKECHERS Shape-Ups, State Farm and U.S. Marines.