CHICAGO – Rutgers University’s Mohamed Sanu will participate in the 14th annual All-Star Football Challenge, an exciting, live skills competition featuring college football’s brightest stars. The program is scheduled to air Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. on ESPN2 and will have encore airings at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and Feb. 26 on ESPN.
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. 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.
Sanu had a monster 2011 season for the Scarlet Knights. The junior racked up 1,206 receiving yards and set a single-season school record with 115 passes caught. Sanu also holds the career receptions record with 210. He is projected to be a first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to ESPN.com.
A list of all 12 competitors in the 2012 All-Star Football Challenge will be available in the near future. Participants already include:
Nick Foles, Arizona
Kellen Moore, Boise St.
Running Backs/Wide Receivers:
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
Keenan Robinson, Texas
Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Quinton Coples, UNC
Fletcher Cox, Miss St.
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 2012 All-Star Football Challenge will be held at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 2. This year’s event will take place at SportZone, located at 6601 Coffman Road, Indianapolis, Ind., 46268. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m. A limited number of complimentary screening passes are available; seating is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is not guaranteed, thus guests are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, log on to: ALLSTARFOOTBALLCHALLENGE.COM.
For media interested in attending the event or for more information, contact Nick Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-644-5231.