Jeremy Shockey Competes With Team USA in Bizarre 100-Mile Race

OK, so we haven't been sitting around wondering what tight end Jeremy Shockey has been up to during the NFL lockout, but we were surprised by this.

Turns out this past weekend that Shockey led Team USA in successfully completing the 2011 DRAMBUIE Pursuit, the annual legendary outdoor adventure race across the wild terrain of the Scottish Highlands. Shockey led his team against competition from across the world, all racing to retrace the voyage of Scotland's rebel Bonnie Prince Charlie, for whom DRAMBUIE was originally created in 1745. Ultimately, Shockey and his team came in fourth place, beaten by a team of friends from the Netherlands.

Shockey and his team of Steven Fonrigrnao, Jeff Odell and Shane Duffy—three endurance race enthusiasts from Texas—completed the 100-mile race course, including rounds of archery, mountain biking, boating and other outdoor challenges.

"This was one of the most challenging, exciting and physically demanding experiences of my entire life, and coming from a professional football player, that says a lot!" says Shockey. "I'm proud of the way TEAM U.S.A. competed, and while it would have been nice to come away with a victory, I'm glad I was able to participate in this historical tradition. It was also a great way to spend the off-season!"
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