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February 08, 2006

Smith, Delhomme in Pro Bowl skills contests

HONOLULU – The Pro Bowl is taking a lesson from the all-star games of the other major league sports. Following the lead of the NBA’s slam-dunk contest and baseball’s home-run derby, the NFL will hold the Pro Bowl skills challenge on Thursday and Friday in Honolulu. The events will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Two Carolina Panthers will take part. Receiver Steve Smith will be part of the Best Hands competition with Chad Johnson, Torry Holt, Rod Smith, Marvin Harrison, Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Gates and Chris Chambers.

Quarterback Jake Delhomme will take part in the On the Mark competition, where quarterbacks will be tested for accuracy. Michael Vick and Matt Hasselbeck are the other quarterbacks scheduled to participate.

Other events include Fastest Man, Open Field (obstacle course), Strongest Man and a kicking competition.

Posted by Observer Sports on February 8, 2006 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

Comments

The only way Vick is going to win an accuracy competition is if we are talking about Marcus and target practice.

Posted by: Rick | Feb 8, 2006 2:47:04 PM

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