Larry Fitzgerald and Earl Thomas II to Participate in “Verizon Power Dunk” Competition at Kids’ Choice Sports 2014

8B-Kids-Choice-Sports-Awards-2014-HRNickelodeon today announced that two of the NFLs most dynamic players–Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Earl Thomas III–will test their mettle in the inaugural Kids Choice Sports2014 Verizon Power Dunk competition. Fitzgerald and Thomas will face off to see who can first hit a bulls-eye target that dunks the other into a tank filled to the brim with a surprise substance. Verizon and Nickelodeon will be giving fans the chance to choose which gooey mess the athletes will get dunked in via a live vote on Nick.com/powerdunk.

Larry Fitzgerald is an eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. In 2013, he became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 career receiving yards. Earl Thomas III is a three-time Pro Bowl free safety for the Super Bowl XLVIIIwinning Seattle Seahawks and is a member of the teams renowned Legion of Boom.

Kids Choice Sportsallows kids to cast votes for their favorite athletes, teams and sports moments from the year. Among the many superstar athletes on the first-ever ballotare Carmelo Anthony, Tom Brady, Gabby Douglas, Kevin Durant, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Gracie Gold, LeBronJames, Derek Jeter, MarshawnLynch, Peyton Manning, Candace Parker, Danica Patrick, Chris Paul, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lindsey Vonn, DwyaneWade, Abby Wambach, Tiger Woods and many more.

Nickelodeons Kids Choice Sports Awards, hosted and executive produced by Michael Strahan, airs live from UCLAs Pauley Pavilion on Thursday, July 17, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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