On his way to the NFL, former Texas star Charles Omenihu is providing a few more highlights for Horns’ fans — and the rest of the nation.
Omenihu played for the North Team, which won the game 34-24 with a big hand from the Texas-Ex.
With the North trailing the South Team 12-10 with a little more than nine minutes to play in the third quarter, Omenihu’s relentless pursuit and rush resulted in a forced fumble, which was recovered by the North side on the way to their comeback win.
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) January 26, 2019
Current Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden coached the North Team, which also included Texas senior defensive back Kris Boyd, who had a tackle in the game.
Omenihu finished with three tackles — including two tackles for loss — along with a sack and a quarterback hurry.
Now, the defensive lineman has been picked to participate in the 2019 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this Friday. The 21st edition of the All-Star Football Challenge airs on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
The skills competition will feature 24 of college football's brightest stars divided into six teams based on their conference.
The format for the All-Star Football Challenge features players individually participating in a timed event, then finishing 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.Individual events in the 2019 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge include: the State Farm QB Accuracy Competition, the Hands Competition, the Quicken Loans Lineman Strength Challenge and the Mercedes-Benz Obstacle Course. To conclude the program, the players will compete as teams in the State Farm Team Competition.