SHAQ assembled an all-star cast to host the SHAQ Bowl alongside him! Featuring two NFL legends both on and off the field – Terrell Owens & Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, plus Sarah Walsh, and DJ Carnage! Together alongside SHAQ, the hosts will lead the most epic Big Game Kickoff show ever!
Terrell Eldorado Owens was born in Alexander City, Alabama on December 7, 1973 where he attended Benjamin Russell High School. After being recruited by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) football program, Owens made a name for himself as an explosive receiver, earning first team All-Southern Conference honors and setting a school record for catching a pass in 11 consecutive games.
Terrell was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1996 NFL draft. With 1078 Receptions, 15,934 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15-year career, his extraordinary skills on the gridiron and elite athleticism raised the bar for Wide Receivers in the league. Owens has garnered countless awards and accolades for his work, on and off the field, including, six Pro Bowl appearances, 5-time Associated Press All-Pro, recorded five seasons with 13 or more touchdowns, and the first to score a touchdown in seven straight “Monday Night Football” games.
Owens’ work on the field is only mirrored by his accomplishments off the field including partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association which is near and dear to his heart. Owen’s beloved grandmother Alice succumbed to the disease. In 2000, he testified before Congress to continue to raise awareness about the disease.Owens most recent accomplishments include being inducted to the Alabama Hall of Fame, the NFL Hall of Fame and the 49ers Hall of Fame.
Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson
Born in Miami, FL, former NFL great, Chad Johnson, played 11 seasons in the league at the wide receiver position. After being selected 36th overall in the 2001 NFL draft, Johnson began his career in Cincinnati, where football fans all around the world quickly fell in love with his personality. Johnson became a six time Pro-Bowler and four time All-Pro selection. He currently is a host on the I AM ATHLETE Podcast.
Sara Walsh covers the NFL for Fox and NFL Network. She joined Fox Sports in 2018 working as a sideline reporter for NFL games while also working on FOX’S college football and soccer coverage. In addition, in 2020 she began reporting on the Buccaneers for NFL Network.
Walsh, a four-time Emmy winner, held hosting duties for ESPN from 2010-2017, spending seven years as a “SportsCenter” anchor, in addition to her time hosting “NFL Live,” “NFL Insiders” and various NFL draft specials.
Walsh holds the distinction of being the first female to host a Sunday network fantasy football show, “Fantasy Football Now.” The program won numerous awards, including “Best Fantasy Sports Video Content,” bestowed upon it by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
Prior to her move to ESPN, Walsh was the weekend sports anchor at WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., where she also served as the station’s Washington Football team reporter. From 2003-2006, she was a sports reporter for WKRN-TV in Nashville and co-host of “Monday Night Live” with Coach Jeff Fisher. Walsh earned four regional Emmy Awards in three years while in Nashville.
She cut her broadcasting teeth as the sports director at WPGA-TV in Macon, Ga., from 2001-2003. Prior to TV, her journalistic career began as a sports writer for the “Beaches Leader” in Jacksonville, Fla.
Walsh grew up in Tampa, Fla., and graduated from the University of North Florida in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in communications. A member of the UNF soccer team, she holds the university record for most goals and points in a game.
While at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Fla., Walsh excelled as a three-sport star, also playing volleyball and running track. She still holds the school record for the 100-meter hurdles.
Jen Lada is a reporter and host for ESPN. She appears primarily on College GameDay Built by The Home Depot and College Football Live. A Sports Emmy-winning features reporter, Lada also contributes to ESPN’s storytelling brand SC Featured, Outside the Lines and E:60.
In 2020, Lada earned her first Sports Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Sports Documentary category for the E:60-produced feature “Hilinski’s Hope” about South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski and how the devastating loss of his brother Tyler impacted his life both on and off the field. The piece has been widely praised for helping others who are battling mental illness.
Away from work, Lada is an endurance athlete, cyclist and runner. She has run the Chicago Marathon four times and the NYC Marathon (2018) while also completing dozens of triathlons. Lada is married to Fox Sports Wisconsin host/reporter Dario Melendez and has three children, Chase, Layla and Keira.
Diamanté Anthony Blackmon is the American Dream. Diamanté grew up in Guatemala but became an American citizen at 10 years old speaking very little english in a low income neighborhood. Against all odds, Diamanté grew into Carnage, one of the most dominant music superstar artists in the world. From pioneering the trap genre, to being one of the few artists to ever dominate both the hip hop and dance music charts, they’re truly is no other creative who can move as seamlessly between musical genres as Carnage.