ARLINGTON, Texas (Jan. 31, 2018) – The 2018 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge was held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas today where the “Wildcard” Team, representing the best players outside of the Power Five conferences, won the overall team competition after 24 of college football’s brightest stars were divided into six teams based on their college conference. The 20th annual event will air on Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN2.
Each team consisted of four players from the same conference that competed for conference supremacy in a series of skills competitions. The conferences represented were the ACC, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-12, the SEC, and four of the best players outside of the Power Five called the “Wildcard” team.
Each player individually participated in a timed event, and then finished with a full team event. Events were all timed and had individual winners that compiled into a cumulative score to determine the winning team. For example, the quarterbacks from each team all competed against each other to win their competition. But ultimately, their time was added to the times of the other competitors on their conference designated team to determine a final team score.
The following are the individual and team results for the 2018 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge:
State Farm QB Accuracy Competition
Pac-12 – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA (22.54 seconds)
Wildcard – Logan Woodside, QB, Toledo (24.53)
Big Ten – J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio St. (43.55)
Big 12 – Nic Shimonek, QB, Texas Tech (45.20)
SEC – Danny Etling, QB, LSU (47.22)
ACC – Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia (50.40)
Mercedes-Benz Obstacle Course
Big Ten – Jerome Baker, OLB, Ohio State (24.35 seconds)
SEC – Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama (24.75)
Wildcard – Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA (25.35)
Pac-12 – Uchenna Nwosu, OLB, USC (25.53)
Big 12 – Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma (26.97)
ACC – Derwin James, S, Florida St. (29.62) *Replaced Tremaine Edmunds (Virginia Tech) who did not participate.
Samsung Lineman Strength Challenge
SEC – Arden Key, DE, LSU (23.51 seconds)
Wildcard – Will Hernandez, G, UTEP (27.86)
Big Ten – Sean Welsh, G, Iowa (29.73)
ACC – Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State (30.34)
Big 12 – Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma (31.27)Pac-12 – Cody O’Connell – G, Washington St. (36.17)
Edward Jones Hands Competition
Wildcard – Cedric Wilson, WR, Boise St. (15.53 seconds)
Pac-12 – Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado (16.53)
Big Ten – Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa (16.66)
Big 12 – Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma (16.67)
SEC – Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M (17.73)
ACC – Derwin James, S, Florida St. (18.94)
State Farm Team Competition
Pac-12 – 39.92 seconds
SEC – 40.34 seconds
Big Ten – 42.23 seconds
ACC – 42.91 seconds
Wildcard – 43.52 seconds
Big 12 – 44.74 seconds
Final Team Standings
Wildcard – 136.79 seconds
Pac-12 – 140.69 seconds
SEC – 153.55 seconds
Big Ten – 156.52 seconds
Big 12 – 164.85 seconds
ACC – 172.21 seconds
The event will have encore airings on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET on April 14, on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET on April 16 and on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. ET on April 22. For more information on the 2018 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge, like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AllStarFootball) and follow us on Twitter (@AllStarFBall) and Instagram (@AllStarFball).
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