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UNC tailback Giovani Bernard at the Quicken Loans Challenge (credit: Steve Woltmann)
UNC tailback Giovani Bernard at the Quicken Loans Challenge (credit: Steve Woltmann)
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Bernard Wins Obstacle Course Challenge
Release: 02/04/2013

DALLAS - North Carolina's Giovani Bernard won the obstacle course event at the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday. Bernard completed the course in 27.7 seconds to edge Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree.

Bernard was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2012 and finished runner-up for conference player of the year honors.  He rushed for 1,228 yards in 10 games and had 19 touchdowns.

Teammate Sylvester Williams finished third in the lineman strength challenge.

The 15th annual event showcased 20 college football standouts competing in an exciting and entertaining skills challenge, which will re-air on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 17, as well as on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET on April 14. The ESPN broadcast team includes Joe Tessitore, Todd McShay, Andre Ware, Raul Allegre and Kaylee Hartung.

The Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge is one of seven live television properties owned and operated by Intersport.

For more information on the event, visit: www.facebook.com/allstarfootball and follow @AllStarFBall on Twitter.

2013 All-Star Football Challenge Results:

Obstacle Course

1.      Giovani Bernard - RB - UNC - 27.7 seconds

2.      Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia - 28.5 seconds

3.      Khaseem Greene - LB - Rutgers - 29.3 seconds

4.      TJ McDonald - S - USC - 32 seconds

 

Quicken Loans QB Accuracy

1.      EJ Manuel - Florida St - 232 points

2.      Jordan Rodgers - Vanderbilt - 224 points

T3. Mike Glennon - NC State - 222 points

T3. Ryan Nassib - Syracuse - 222 points

 

Skechers GoRun Hands Competition

1.      Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee - 29.7 seconds

2.      Robert Woods - WR - USC - 30.0 seconds

3.      Kenny Vaccaro - S - Texas - 33.8 seconds

4.      Matt Elam - S - Florida - 34.8 seconds

 

Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge

1.      Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M - 21.3 seconds

2.      Sam Montgomery - DT - LSU - 22.2 seconds

3.      Sylvester Williams - DT - UNC - 25.1 seconds

4.      Alex Okafor - DE - Texas - 25.8 seconds

 

Speed Kick

1.      Brett Maher - Nebraska - 27 points

2.      Caleb Sturgis - Florida - 21 points

T3. Brett Baer - Louisiana-Lafayette - 16 points

T3. Dustin Hopkins - FSU - 16 points

 

Quicken Loans Team Competition

1.      Rodgers, McDonald, Woods, Moore, Sturgis

2.      Manuel, Ogletree, Elam, Montgomery, Hopkins

3.      Glennon, Greene, Vaccaro, Okafor, Maher

4.      Nassib, Bernard, Patterson, Williams, Baer

 

About Quicken Loans Inc.

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's largest online home lender and the country's third largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $70 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2012. 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 and Associates in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Quicken Loans has ranked among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE Magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 10 consecutive years. It ranked in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work In Technology" for eight years in a row, ranking in the top-5 in 2012. The company recently moved its headquarters and more than 7,000 of its 8,000-plus team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at facebook.com/QuickenLoans.

 

About Intersport

Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media.  Intersport owns and operates seven annual live television events: All-Star Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, National High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City Classic, Women's Basketball Tip-Off Classic and the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.  To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).

 

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