Davis Selected For All-Star Challenge
Event is a showcase for the most explosive players in college football
January 9, 2002

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech senior wide receiver André Davis has been invited and has accepted an invitation to participate in The College Football All-Star Challenge, which matches the nation's best collegians in the premier skill positions: quarterback, running back, and wide receiver and tests the accuracy, speed, agility, mobility, and strength of the participants in four separate competitions.

The event, which will be shown on Fox Sports from 3:30-4:30 p.m., on Feb. 2, assembles the future rookie stars of the NFL as they participate in a unique skills competition. The All-Star Challenge is in the host city of the Super Bowl, being held this year in New Orleans, and kicks off the weekend of festivities. The participants' weekend will be capped off by a trip to the Super Bowl.

"I feel very privileged to be considered one of the receivers nationally," Davis said. "This is an incredible honor for me and I feel blessed to be chosen. To be able to participate in an event like this, with the caliber of athletes who will be involved is unbelievable and I'm honored they want me in their event. Plus, I get to go to the Super Bowl. So that in itself is worth the trip!"

This year's field includes two of the most prolific quarterbacks in college football history - Indiana's Antwaan Randle El and Clemson's Woody Dantzler. Randle El, the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player, rushed for more yards (3,895) than any quarterback in NCAA Division I-A history. He finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting this past season and completed his career by being the only player to record over 2,500 total yards in four consecutive seasons.

Dantzler, who holds 50 individual Clemson records, became the only quarterback in history to pass for over 2,000 yards and rush for over 1,000 in the same season. In his last game with the Tigers, Dantzler fired four touchdown passes in Clemson's Humanitarian Bowl win over Louisiana Tech.

Additionally, this year's field includes Illinois signal-caller Kurt Kittner, the school's career leader in touchdown passes. Running backs scheduled to compete include Tennessee All-American Travis Stephens, UCLA's DeShaun Foster, and Ohio State's Jonathan Wells. Wide receivers in this year's All-Star Challenge include Davis and Florida State's Javon Walker.

This year's event, the fourth annual competition produced by Intersport, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 1-3 p.m. (CT) at Zephyr Field, home of the New Orleans AAA baseball team. Tickets are $5 and can be obtained through Ticketmaster at (504) 522-5555 or at the Zephyrs ticket office.
The confirmed participants are: 
Woody Dantzler (Clemson)
André Davis (Virginia Tech) 
DeShaun Foster (UCLA)
Kurt Kittner (Illinois)
Antwaan Randle El (Indiana)
Travis Stephens (Tennessee)
Javon Walker (Florida State)
Jonathan Wells (Ohio State)