Jan. 27, 2014
New Orleans - Tulane University senior kicker Cairo Santos 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 will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and is scheduled to air Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. CST 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.
This season, he knocked down 16-of-23 field goal attempts and all 38 of his PAT attempts for a team-best 86 points. He notched two game-winners (North Texas, East Carolina) and tied for the longest field goal in the nation this season with a 56-yarder at ULM. Santos also tied the school single game record with five field goals against the Pirates.
Santos collected First Team All-Conference USA honors, was also a Groza Award semifinalist and was tabbed a Senior CLASS Second Team All-America selection. A consensus All-American in 2012, Santos won the Groza Award that season and also set a NCAA record by going a perfect 21-for-21 on field goal attempts. Santos finished his collegiate career with 309 points and owns the second-longest streak in NCAA history with 26 consecutive field goals made.
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
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.
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