CHICAGO – "GEICO Presents Best of College Football 2011," a one-hour television special hosted by Tracy Wolfson, will air on CBS Sports on Friday, Nov. 25 (1:30 PM, ET).
The program features a countdown of the season's top plays, as voted on by fans and ranked by CBS Sports' college football experts. Viewers will also be given an in-depth look at some of college football's most intriguing topics from the 2011 season, including conference realignment, uniform trends and the issue of concussions in football. In addition, three unique and heart-warming stories from the past year will be highlighted. GEICO teamed with Intersport, a leader in brand-integrated television programming, to produce this captivating recap of college football's best moments on and off the field.
For a preview of the program on CBS Sports, check out the official trailer: http://bit.ly/sNDHK5
The show will feature Rutgers' Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down making a routine tackle during a kickoff against Army on October 16, 2010. Just one year after the hit that changed his life, LeGrand, whom doctors said would not be able to breath without a ventilator, can now stand for 40 minutes at a time during rehabilitation and has aspirations of walking again.
Also, follow the improbable journey of Faulkner University's 61-year-old place kicker Alan Moore. Serving in the Vietnam War brought Moore's collegiate career to an abrupt end in 1968. Forty-three years later, Moore decided to "finish what he started." He became the oldest player to compete in a college football game earlier this season, when he kicked an extra-point in Faulkner's season opener against Ave Maria.
Lastly, meet an athlete who turned down full-ride wrestling scholarship offers so he could play football. Nate Eachus was a heralded wrestling champion coming out of high school, which earned him scholarship offers from Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia. Accepting any of the Division I offers meant Eachus would not be able to play the sport he loved most: football. Instead, Eachus enrolled at Colgate, a non-scholarship school, to focus solely on football. Eachus was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2008 and in 2010, he was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, All-Patriot League First Team, a Walter Camp AP All-American and a Walter Payton Award Finalist.
To view the top plays of the season and learn more about the show, visit www.facebook.com/bestofcollegefootball.
GEICO serves as the title sponsor of the original program. Mercedes-Benz is an additional sponsor of the program.
For more information, please contact Nick Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-644-5231.