New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman man-handled the Atlanta Falcons defense in Super Bowl LI, but how will be cope with getting covered in slime?
We’re about to find out when No. 11 joins host Russell Wilson for the 2017 Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Sports” Awards at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on July 13.
Also on hand to entertain the young fans and get really, really messy will be Denver Broncos linebacker and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Von Miller, former host Michael Strahan, L.A. Clippers player DeAndre Jordan and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White.
Seattle Seahawks QB Wilson will also get to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch, who will no doubt be in “Beast Mode.” Lynch initially retired from the NFL in February 2016 but has since been officially traded to the Oakland Raiders.
Other athletes confirmed to attend — and at risk of a serious sliming — are Klay Thompson, Prince Fielder, P.K. Subban, Travis Kelce and Jimmy Butler.
Wilson will be hosting for the third consecutive year. The 28-year-old pro football player has both gotten married — to singer Ciara in July 2016 — and become a father — to daughter Sienna last month — in the three years since he first took to the sticky stage.
Among the athletic nominees this year are pregnant tennis super star Serena Williams, five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, international soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, and recently-retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” will be taped live on Thursday, July 13, from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, and air July 16 at 8 p.m. The show’s sponsors include include Airheads, Crest, Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen, Popsicle, Chrysler Pacifica, Capri Sun and Verizon.