Four college football fans living on billboard in San Jose for 12 days during ESPN challenge
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - Four college football super fans will live on a billboard in San Jose for the next 12 days leading up to the college football playoff.
They’re right near Levi’s Stadium – the site of the national championship game.
Their challenge to stay up 45 feet from the ground comes from ESPN’s college football playoff “Who’s In” campaign.
The four people who are up there were chosen out of 700 fans who submitted video testimonials explaining why they should represent their team.
The fans are:
Llyas Ross Senior – proud Alabama Crimson Tide fan and three-tour U.S. Army veteran.
Nancy Volland – loyal alumna and fan of Clemson football for more than 40 years.
Jeanette Kim – a graduate of Notre Dame and former campus tour guide.
Ruben Hunter – former walk-on for the Oklahoma Sooners who graduated from OU in 2017.
They climbed the billboard on Thursday, ahead of the two semifinal matchups on Saturday.
They each have a tent, sleeping bag and pad. Beneath the billboard is a bathroom and a shower.
Their experience – all 12 days of it - is being livestreamed on ESPN3 .
After Saturday’s games, only two fans will remain. It ends on Jan. 7. The fan whose team wins is the winner.