Kellen Winslow to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl Kickoff Luncheon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. November 30, 2010; – Kellen Winslow, a member of the Class of 1995 Hall of Fame inductees, will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Kickoff Luncheon, Monday, December 20, at 12 Noon in the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Conference USA member Southern Mississippi will meet a still-to-be named opponent from the BIG EAST Conference in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Tuesday, December 21 at 8 p.m. at Tropicana Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. Owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg is now in its third season.

“Kellen Winslow is known as a class act, both for his accomplishments at the University of Missouri and with the San Diego Chargers, as well as his community involvement,” said Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Executive Director Brett Dulaney. “He will no doubt provide a powerful message to the student-athletes and traveling parties in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg. The student-athletes will surely count this among their many cherished memories from their Bowl experience.”

Winslow was a five-time Pro Bowl selection at tight end while with the Chargers from 1979-87. He finished his career with 541 receptions for 6,741 yards and 45 touchdowns in nine seasons. Winslow is often recalled for his13-reception performance in a 1981 playoff game against the Miami Dolphins, when he also blocked a field goal with four seconds remaining in regulation, helping the Chargers to a 41-38 overtime win. He is the father of current Tampa Bay Buccaneer tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr.

Tickets for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg are on sale through Ticketmaster at or by phone (1-800-745-3000) for just $47.75. Enjoy the pregame pageantry in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Bud Light Lounge, the only on-field hospitality village in all of professional or college football. For just $175, fans can sit right behind the team bench and hear all of the hard- hitting action. It will be the only Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location where you can literally be in the huddle and still enjoy all that food and beverage any fan would want. For tickets in the Bud Light Lounge, fans can contact Carlos Padilla at 727-290-9865 for information.

In last season’s Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg, the Rutgers, of the BIG EAST, defeated UCF, of Conference USA, 45-24 in front of a crowd of 28,000. In the inaugural game in 2008, USF, representing the BIG EAST, defeated C-USA representative Memphis 41-14 at Tropicana Field.

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