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Hernandez aims to enhance resume at All-Star Football Challenge

Gaby Velasquez
UTEP offensive guard Will Hernandez walks off the field after a drive against Rice on September 9, 2017 at the Sun Bowl.

Former UTEP offensive guard Will Hernandez will get another showing on a big stage in preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-3, 330 pound guard will be competing at the 2018 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge this Friday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, UTEP Athletics announced on Monday morning.

Hernandez is coming of a stellar performance at the Senior Bowl and will continue to represent UTEP at the skills competition, which will feature 24 of college football’s brightest stars divided into six teams based on their college conference.

Each team will consist of four players from the same conference that will compete for conference supremacy in a series of skills competitions.

The conferences represented are the ACC, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-12, the SEC, and four of the best players outside of the Power Five that will be called the “Wild Card” team. The offensive guard will be part of the Wild Card team that includes Logan Woodside (QB, Toledo), Marcus Davenport (DE, UTSA) and Cedric Wilson (WR, Boise State).

The four-year starter was named to the 2017 AP All-America second team, CBS Sports All-America second team, Conference USA first team and Pro Football Focus All-American first team.

Hernandez allowed no sacks against WKU and UTSA and only allowed one at No. 7 Oklahoma and at C-USA West Division Champion North Texas.

Each player will individually participate in a timed event, and then finish with a full team event. Events will all be timed and have individual winners that will compile into a cumulative score to determine the winning team.

The challenge will get underway at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

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