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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