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'Big Break NFL from Puerto Rico'

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Big Break NFL from Puerto Rico is the name of the 20th season of the Golf Channel's The Big Break series. The series' name tells you where it was taped and gives you a clue about this season's twist: the 12 pro golfers are joined by six former NFL football players. Also, the 12 pro golfers are returning to the show for another go-round; all 12 were contestants on past seasons of The Big Break.

Premiere date: October 8, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET (program airs weekly on Tuesday nights)
Cast makeup: Six men and six women, all previously cast members on preceding seasons of The Big Break; plus six former NFL football players
Location: Dorado Beach Resort (East Course) in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Hosts: Michelle Tafoya and Tom Abbott

And the Winner Is ...
Team Rice emerged victorious. Team Rice was comprised of NFL legend Jerry Rice plus Big Breakers Emily Talley and Isaac Sanchez. Team Rice defeated Team Doleman (Chris Doleman, Shannon Fish and Brian Cooper) 1-up in the championship match.

Competition Format
The 18 participants are divided into six teams, each team including one NFL player, one female golfer and one male golfer. The teams are named after the NFL players, and each threesome competes as a team.

'Big Break NFL' Cast Members

Here are the golfers and NFL players appearing on Big Break NFL from Puerto Rico:

Team Brown

Team Bulger

Team Del Greco

  • Al Del Greco, place-kicker in NFL for 17 seasons, age 51, +1 handicap
  • Stefanie Kenoyer, age 24, previously on Big Break Mexico
  • Oren Geri, age 39, previously on Big Break Indian Wells

Team Doleman

  • Chris Doleman, defensive lineman in NFL for 15 seasons and member of Pro Football Hall of Fame, age 51, 3-handicap
  • Shannon Fish, age 24, previously on Big Break Atlantis
  • Brian Cooper, age 46, previously on Big Break Greenbrier

Team Rice

  • Jerry Rice, wide reciever in NFL for 20 seasons and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, age 50, 1-handicap
  • Emily Talley, age 23, previously on Big Break Mexico
  • Isaac Sanchez, age 34, previously on Big Break Greenbrier

Team Rypien

  • Mark Rypien, quarterback in NFL for 12 seasons, age 50, 1-handicap
  • Meghan Hardin, age 21, previously on Big Break Atlantis
  • James Lepp, age 28, previously on Big Break Greenbrier

Poll: What type of celebrity Big Break would most interest you? (click your choice to cast vote)
1) Famous athletes from other sports
2) PGA Tour golfers
3) LPGA Tour golfers
4) Celebrities from the entertainment world

What's At Stake
The winner among the former NFL players receives $50,000 to the charity of his choice. The pro golfers on the winning team will receive exemptions into, respectively, LPGA Tour and PGA Tour tournaments in 2014, along with cash and other prizes. The female golfer on the winning team gets into the 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic; the male golfer on the winning team gets into the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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