Vols' Patterson Wins Event At All-Star Challenge

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

DALLAS - Tennessee wide receiver and potential first-round NFL Draft selection Cordarrelle Patterson captured the title in the Skechers GoRun Hands Competition at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday in the 2013 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge.

Patterson won his event with a time of 29.7 seconds, narrowly edging fellow wideout Robert Woods of USC (30.0). Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro finished third at 33.8 and Florida's Matt Elam was fourth at 34.8.

The event aired on ESPN2 Saturday night. The 15th annual event showcased 20 college football standouts competing in an exciting and entertaining skills challenge, which will re-air on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 3 and 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 17, as well as on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET on April 14.

2013 All-Star Football Challenge Results:


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

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

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 – 25.1seconds
  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

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