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January 24, 2014
Thomas to participate in Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge
The Notebook

Former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas will participate in the 2014 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge, an exciting skills competition featuring college football’s brightest stars. The 16th annual program is scheduled to air Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will have an encore airing on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET on Feb. 2. ESPN will also air an encore at 4 p.m. ET on April 27.

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.

A three-year starter at Virginia Tech, Thomas threw for 9,103 yards and 53 touchdowns, both school records, during his career. In 2012, he established a Hokies' record by totaling 3,500 yards of total offense. Virginia Tech’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, Thomas tossed 16 touchdown passes and amassed 2,907 yards passing in 2013.

The participants in the 2014 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge are:

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

Mercedes Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Ra’Shede Hageman – DL – Minnesota
Jake Matthews – OL – Texas A&M
Louis Nix III – DL – Notre Dame

TD Ameritrade Speed Kick
Chris Boswell – Rice
Anthony Fera – Texas
Cairo Santos – Tulane

Alumni of the All-Star Football Challenge include three Heisman Trophy winners (Ron Dayne, Troy Smith and Jason White) and 52 first-round NFL draft picks, such as: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Santana Moss, Matt Ryan, Von Miller Vernon Davis, Joe Flacco, Donovan McNabb, EJ Manuel, Kenny Vaccaro, and Edgerrin James.

For more information on the 2014 All-Star Football Challenge, follow us on Twitter (@AllStarFBall) and like its Facebook page.

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