Jan. 27, 2014
University of Minnesota defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman will participate in the 2014 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge, which is an exciting skills competition featuring college football’s brightest stars.
The 16th annual program is scheduled to air Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 and will have an encore airing on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. on Feb. 2. ESPN will also air an encore at 3 p.m. on April 27.
Hageman, who had a strong showing at the Senior Bowl last week, was one of the top defensive linemen in the Big Ten and finished the season with 13 tackles-for-loss. A first team All-Big Ten selection as a senior, the Minneapolis native totaled 91 tackles, including 24.0 for loss, during his prolific career. He is aiming to become the first Golden Gopher since Laurence Maroney in 2006 to be selected in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.
Individual events in the 2014 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge include: Quicken Loans QB Accuracy, Skechers Hands Competition, Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge, Eckrich Obstacle Course and TD Ameritrade Speed Kick. To conclude the program, the players will be divided into three teams for The Quicken Loans Team Competition.
The participants in the 2014 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge are:
Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Ra’Shede Hageman – DL – Minnesota
Jake Matthews – OL – Texas A&M
Louis Nix III – DL – Notre Dame
Quicken Loans QB Accuracy
Tajh Boyd – Clemson
David Fales – San Jose State
Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech
Eckrich Obstacle Course
CJ Mosley – LB – Alabama
Lache Seastrunk – RB – Baylor
Kyle Van Noy – LB – BYU
Skechers Hands Competition
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – S – Alabama
Justin Gilbert – CB – Oklahoma State
Marcus Roberson – CB – Florida
Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State
TD Ameritrade Speed Kick
Chris Boswell – Rice
Anthony Fera – Texas
Cairo Santos – Tulane
Fans can get more information about the 2014 All-Star Football Challenge on Twitter (@AllStarFBall) and Facebook (/AllStarFootball).
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