Florida State defensive end Brian Burns will hope to hear his name called on the first night of April’s NFL Draft, but he’s already got as prime-time spotlight on his calendar for 2019. Burns will lace up and participate in the 21st annual All-Star Football Challenge at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which will air tonight at 9 pm on ESPN2.
According to a press release from FSU:
The skills competition will feature 24 of college football’s brightest stars divided into six teams based on their college conference. Each team will consist of four players from the same conference, with each Power 5 conference represented as well as a “Wild Card” team made up of players from outside of the Power 5.
The ACC team features Burns, North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley, Notre Dame defensive back Julian Love and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins. Each player will participate individually in a timed event and then finish with a full-team event. All events will be timed and have individual winners, which will compile into a cumulative score to determine the winning team. The events include the State Farm QB Accuracy Competition, the Hands Competition, the Quicken Loans Lineman Strength Challenge, the Mercedes-Benz Obstacle Course and the State Farm Team Competition.
The previous 20 versions of the State Farm All-Star Football Challenge have included 75 first-round draft picks, including 2018’s 17th overall selection former FSU defensive back Derwin James.