Sheppard to be in ESPN2 All-Star Football Challenge

LSU's Kelvin Sheppard at the Cotton Bowl
LSU's Kelvin Sheppard at the Cotton Bowl
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13th Annual Event Scheduled to Air from 6-8 p.m. CT Friday, Feb. 4 on ESPN2

CHICAGO - LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard will participate in the 2011 All-Star Football Challenge from 6-8 p.m. CT on Friday, 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.

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.

Sheppard, who will showcase his skills at the NFL Combine later this month, was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a senior after recording a team-high 116 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and four sacks. He finished third in the SEC in total tackles and racked up 311 tackles in three seasons, which put him ninth in school history in that category.

The 2011 All-Star Football Challenge competitors include:
Andy Dalton, TCU
Jake Locker, Washington
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas

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

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

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





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