Safety DeAngelo Hall still has close ties with his alma mater, Virginia Tech. So when the University asked him to come promote the "Battle at Bristol," what will eventually be the most-attended college football game ever, featuring the Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers, Hall couldn't refuse.
Thursday marked 100 days until the game, which will take place at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., and figures to have an estimated 150,000 in attendance. The good folks at the Speedway decided to use the date as a promotional opportunity and headed to New York City to spread the word.
They began their day at the New York Stock Exchange, where Hall stood in the back of a crowd also featuring ABC College Football analyst Kirk Herbstreit as well as former Volunteer and ex-NFL star Deon Grant, and rang the opening bell. Hall was also joined by Virginia Tech's director of athletics Whit Babcock.
More stops are scheduled throughout the day include a photo stop in Times Square and a media luncheon at the 21 Club.
If you remember back in April, Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. met with Peyton Manning to help promote the game. Which begs the question: what Redskins-Virginia Tech connection will advertise the game next?