TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A pair of former Florida State All-Americans were selected to participate in the 2016 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge, an exciting skills competition featuring some of college football’s brightest stars. Roberto Aguayo and Jalen Ramsey, who both declared for the NFL Draft following their junior seasons, will compete at the event in Dallas, Texas inside AT&T Stadium.
The challenge, which enters its 18th season of existence, is scheduled to air Friday, February 5 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Individual events in the 2016 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge include: Quicken Loans QB Accuracy Competition, PlayStation Hands Competition, Mercedes-Benz Lineman Strength Challenge, Marines Obstacle Course and the Speed Kick. To conclude the program, the players will be divided into teams for the Quicken Loans Team Competition. The event will have encore airings on ESPNU at 12:30 a.m. ET and 9 a.m. ET on Feb. 6. ESPN will also air an encore at 5 p.m. ET on April 9, and ESPN2 will air an encore at 7 p.m. on April 25.
Ramsey is one of three athletes competing in the PlayStation Hands Competition. The Seminole defensive back will be joined by Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman and Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller.
Aguayo will be featured in the speed kick competition against fellow kickers Ka’imi Fairbairn of UCLA and Marshall Morgan of Georgia.
A versatile and aggressive defender and a leader for FSU, Ramsey started all 41 games of his career and finished with 180 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 23 pass breakups and three interceptions.
As a junior in 2015, Ramsey emerged as one the nation’s best cornerbacks anchoring a defense that ranked fifth in the country in scoring defense (15.8) entering bowl season. Ramsey was rarely tested, but still ended up with 52 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 10 pass breakups. He was named a permanent captain by Fisher at the end of the season and became the 36th Seminole to grab consensus All-America accolades.
Aguayo, who earned his bachelor’s degree in criminology following the fall 2015 semester, will leave his mark as one of the greatest kickers in college football history. The Mascotte, Fla., native finished his Florida State career with 405 points converting on all 198 extra point opportunities and 69-of-78 field goal chances. He wrapped up the 2015 season with 112 points (21-for-26 FGs and 49-for-49 PATs) good for second on the team and sixth in the ACC.
The redshirt junior kicker left Florida State as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history with a .9673 conversion rate (267-of-276) surpassing the previous record of .9667 set by Nebraska’s Alex Henery (261-of-270). In the fall, Aguayo established a new ACC record for consecutive PAT’s made – a mark that sits at 198. With a perfect 3-for-3 showing at the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Aguayo became the 12th NCAA kicker all-time to never miss a PAT.
During their three years in Tallahassee, the Seminole duo finished with an outstanding record of 37-4, while winning the 2013 National Championship, grabbing back-to-back ACC Championships and advancing to three consecutive BCS/New Year’s Six Bowls.
Alumni of the All-Star Football Challenge include three Heisman Trophy winners (Ron Dayne, Troy Smith and Jason White), 60 first-round NFL draft picks and 29 Pro Bowlers, such as: Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Jamaal Charles, Greg Olsen, Dez Bryant, Von Miller, Vernon Davis, Joe Flacco, Donovan McNabb and Edgerrin James.
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