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Penn State Athletics To Host ‘Are You Faster Than Chad Powers?’ Contest September 24

Think fast, run fast.

Penn Staters have fallen in love with “Chad Powers,” a fictional character played by former NFL quarterback Eli Manning in a recent episode of his TV show, “Eli’s Places.” In the show, Manning puts on full makeup, prosthetics, and a wig to turn into Chad Powers, a Penn State student trying to walk on run on to the football team.

The video of the two-time Super Bowl champion trying out for the Nittany Lions has gone viral, and fans have quickly taken to Powers. To celebrate the only Super Bowl champion to ever try out for Penn State’s football team, Penn State Athletics is hosting a Powers contest from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, September 24, at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

In the episode of “Eli’s Places,” Powers runs a 5.49 40-yard dash. This Saturday, fans will the chance to beat Powers’ time and win both a t-shirt and the bragging rights of saying they ran a faster 40-yard dash than Eli Manning.

The event is great spot to stop ahead of Penn State football’s noon kickoff against Central Michigan.

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