Newberry's Kelton Tindal to play in Texas vs. the Nation Challenge

Newberry's Kelton Tindal to play in Texas vs. the Nation Challenge
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | by Senior wide receiver will play on national television on Feb. 6

EL PASO, Texas - The Pro Football Hall of Fame Texas vs. the Nation Challenge has announced that Newberry College wide receiver Kelton Tindal has been selected to participate in its fourth annual all-star challenge set to kick off at Noon MST at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Texas vs. the Nation is a collegiate senior all-star game that pits top players with ties to the state of Texas against top seniors from across the nation. The all-star game attracts hundreds of NFL, CFL, and European league scouts each year and provides athletes with the opportunity to be seen by the pros one last time before the draft.

The game will be televised live nationally on CBS College Sports (formerly CSTV). CBS College Sports can be found on DirecTV channel 613 and Dish Network channel 152. The channel is not available on Comcast cable in Newberry.

Tindal will join an elite group of players who have made the rosters of this three-year-old all-star game. Since the inaugural game in 2007, a total of 292 participants have gone on to sign NFL contracts. Some of the outstanding past participants include Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox, Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon, Denver Broncos DT Marcus Thomas, Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott, Jacksonville Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton, and Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower.

Tindal, a senior from Sumter, finished his Newberry career third in school history with 1,898 receiving yards, tied for fourth in receptions with 116 and tied for second in touchdown receptions with 16. He also had three rushing touchdowns over the course of his career to total 19 touchdowns in four seasons. Tindal was also a huge player on special teams for Newberry during his career, blocking a total of five kicks and returning punts and kickoffs.

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