NFL Stars, SFC Angler Reel in Victory at The Catch

NFL Stars, SFC Angler Reel in Victory at The Catch

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A unique collaboration between professional anglers and football stars led to Rising Son's/Team Verizon's victory at the Sport Fishing Championship's (SFC) The Catch, Powered By Verizon.

The team, led by SFC Angler Jaselyn Berthelot and NFL players Alvin Kamara and Raheem Mostert, emerged victorious at the event held at Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which aired live on CBS Sports Network. Seven teams battled head-to-head using SFC's billfish catch-and-release scoring system.

The winning team landed four sailfish, three tuna, and one mahi-mahi, totaling 500 points. Berthelot achieved a personal first by coaching the NFL players through a triple-sailfish hook-up, which she described as "unheard of." Mostert, who led the league in total rushing/receiving touchdowns in 2023, likened the feeling of bringing in a fish to scoring a touchdown, emphasizing the importance of patience and technique he learned from his team.

As winners, Rising Son's/Team Verizon earned a $100,000 donation to the Coast Guard Foundation in their name, courtesy of Harvey Gulf.

The event featured a diverse array of partners, including NFL sponsors and various lifestyle brands, and was hosted by well-known figures in the sports world, such as NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss and national sportscaster Sage Steele.

The Catch serves as a prelude to the 2024 SFC Billfish Championship season, which will culminate in the inaugural Zane Grey Championship Playoffs, introducing a new and exciting format to the sport fishing world.

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