COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ross Homan, a senior on the 2010 Ohio State football team, will compete at the 2011 All-Star Football Challenge Friday in the Stalcup Indoor Practice Facility at Southlake Senior High School in Grapevine, Texas. The 13th-annual event, which showcases 12 college football standouts competing in a live skills challenge, will air from 7-9 p.m. ET that evening on ESPN2.
The 11 other competitors include: quarterbacks Andy Dalton (TCU), Jake Locker (Washington) and Ryan Mallett (Arkansas); running backs/wide receivers Julio Jones (Alabama), Austin Pettis (Boise State) and Jordan Todman (Connecticut); linebackers Von Miller (Texas A&M) and Kelvin Sheppard (LSU); and defensive linemen Sam Acho (Texas), Nick Fairley (Auburn) and 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 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). 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.
The broadcast will be re-aired three times: