CHICAGO (Jan. 24, 2014) – Texas A&M University offensive lineman Jake Matthews 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 is scheduled to air Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m. ET 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: The 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.
The son of NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Jake served as the leader of an Aggies offensive line unit that played an integral part in a potent attack that led the Southeastern Conference in passing offense (353.3 yards/game), total offense (538.4 yards/game) and scoring offense (44.2 points/game) in 2013. Matthews, a 2013 Outland Trophy semifinalist and Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient, has been projected to be selected as high as No. 2 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Walter Camp All-America honoree during his collegiate career.
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
Skechers Hands Competition
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – S – Alabama
Justin Gilbert – CB – Oklahoma State
Marcus Roberson – CB – Florida
Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State
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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About Quicken Loans Inc.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s fourth largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $80 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2013. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power for four consecutive years in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Quicken Loans has ranked among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE Magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 11 consecutive years, ranking #5 in 2014. It ranked in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for the past nine years, ranking #1 in 2013. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 8,500 of its 10,000-plus team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www. quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
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