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Kannapolis man picks up $60,000 in football contest

Staff report

David Compton Jr., a former A.L. Brown football player, won $60,000 during a contest Saturday at halftime of the Wake Forest-Georgia Tech ACC Championship game.

The Kannapolis resident participated in a Fantasy Football League and won the right to participate in the Dr Pepper Million Dollar Challenge.

He competed with others Friday to win the chance to go for the Million Dollar Challenge at the televised game in Jacksonville, Fla.

Compton got to throw 10 passes from the 5-yard line into a 6-foot Dr Pepper can. Each one he hit was worth $10,000. He completed six of ten attempts, giving him $60,000. He also got one pass from the 20-yard line that was worth 10 times his winnings, but he missed.

He and his wife, Kerry, were presented a check for $60,000 on the field. They live in Kannapolis with their daughter, Keira, who was cheering from home. His parents, David Sr. and Dianne Compton, also live in Kannapolis.

David Sr. said his son had been practicing for the event for months, throwing at a ladder put up in the backyard. He threw at trash cans to practice Thursday after arriving in Florida.

The $60,000 should come in handy around Christmas for the former Wonders nose guard. “I better not get a tie,” his dad said.?

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