Nebraska kicker/punter Brett Maher will participate in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge, an exciting skills competition featuring college football's brightest stars.
The 15th annual program is scheduled to air Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will have encore airings on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 3 and noon ET on Feb. 17. ESPN will also air an encore at 4 p.m. ET on April 14.
Individual events in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge include: The Quicken Loans QB Accuracy Competition, Skechers GoRun Hands Competition, Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge, Obstacle Course and Speed Kick. To conclude the program, the players will be divided into two teams for The Quicken Loans Team Competition.
Maher's big leg was a game changer for Nebraska and the two-time team captain was a big part of Nebraska's success the past two seasons. Maher was 5-of-9 from 50+ yards in his career and was named the Big Ten Kicker of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
The participants in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge are:
Quicken Loans QB Accuracy
EJ Manuel - Florida St
Ryan Nassib - Syracuse
Mike Glennon - NC State
Jordan Rodgers - Vanderbilt
Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
Giovani Bernard - RB - UNC
TJ McDonald - S - USC
Khaseem Greene - LB - Rutgers
Skechers GoRun Hands Competition
Matt Elam - S - Florida
Kenny Vaccaro - S - Texas
Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee
Robert Woods - WR - USC
Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge
Sylvester Williams - DT - UNC
Sam Montgomery - DT - LSU
Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
Alex Okafor - DE - Texas
Dustin Hopkins - FSU
Caleb Sturgis - Florida
Brett Maher - Nebraska
Brett Baer - Louisiana-Lafayette
Alumni of the All-Star Football Challenge include three Heisman Trophy winners (Ron Dayne, Troy Smith and Jason White) and 46 first-round NFL draft picks, such as: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Santana Moss, Matt Ryan, Von Miller Vernon Davis, Joe Flacco, Donovan McNabb and Edgerrin James.
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