Brett Maher is one of four kickers who will take part in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Maher to Compete in All-Star Challenge

By NU Athletic Communications
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

Obstacle Course

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

Speed Kick

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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