BATTLE OF THE GRIDIRON STARS



ESPN'S BATTLE OF THE GRIDIRON STARS

PEYTON AND ELI MANNING, MARVIN HARRISON, BYRON LEFTWICH AND OTHERS TO COMPETE STARTING APRIL 12






Viewers will see some of their favorite NFL players do battle off the turf when ESPN televises Battle of the Gridiron Stars Presented by Goodyear Tuesday, April 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Twenty of the best AFC and NFC players will put their athletic prowess and pride to the test competing in a variety of tasks that have nothing to do with football.

For six consecutive weeks (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.) viewers will see NFL stars such as Peyton and Eli Manning, Byron Leftwich, Marvin Harrison, Jeremiah Trotter and others compete in tasks including tug-o-war, dodge ball, rock climbing, home run derby, tire toss, war canoe and more. Former NFL quarterbacks and Pro Bowlers Archie Manning (New Orleans Saints) and Ken "The Snake" Stabler (Oakland Raiders) will serve as coaches for the National (blue) and American (red) teams, respectively. Each 60-minute episode will conclude with the Battle of the Gridiron Stars signature event: the obstacle course.

ESPN commentators Joe Theismann and Kirk Herbstreit will call the action with sideline reporters Harold Reynolds and Sam Ryan.

NFC AFC
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, GRB Deion Branch, NE
Alge Crumpler, ATL Troy Brown, NE
Brian Dawkins, PHI Donnie Edwards, SD
Laveranues Coles, NYJ Marvin Harrison, IND
Joe Horn, NO Chad Johnson, CIN
Julius Jones, DAL Byron Leftwich, JAX
Eli Manning, NYG Peyton Manning, IND
Jeremiah Trotter, PHL Takeo Spikes, BUF
Jason Whitten, DAL Joey Porter, PIT
Brian Westbrook, PHI Hines Ward, PIT


The Battle of the Gridiron Stars was produced by ESPN Original Entertainment in association with Trans World International and taped at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex.