ESPN Reveals College GameDay Picker for Tennessee-Florida

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    Bianca Belair

    WWE Superstar Bianca Belair will be the guest picker at ESPN College GameDay on Saturday. Photo via @BiancaBelairWWE on Twitter.

    ESPN has officially revealed the College GameDay guest picker for Knoxville this weekend.

    As announced by College GameDay on Twitter on Friday afternoon, WWE RAW Women’s Champion and former University of Tennessee All-American track athlete Bianca Belair will be the guest picker for Saturday morning’s show.

    Belair Belair, whose real name is Bianca Crawford, is a Knoxville, Tennessee native. Bianca graduated from Austin-East High School and was a star athlete in the making. Belair eventually moved onto collegiate track at the University of South Carolina and Texas A&M but wound up back in Knoxville to complete her degree and college career.

    Belair was an All-SEC and All-American track runner for Tennessee and was named to the SEC’s Academic Honor Roll in 2012.

    The Knoxville native eventually began her WWE career with NXT in 2016 before moving onto Monday Night RAW in 2020. Belair is a one-time WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion, a one-time Royal Rumble winner, and is the current WWE Raw Women’s Champion.

    “Hey, it’s Bianca Belair here and I have some cool and exciting news that I just cannot wait to share with yall,” Belair said in a clip posted to Twitter. “So I’m going to drop it right here, right now. I am the College GameDay guest picker tomorrow so make sure you tune into ESPN around 11:30 a.m. eastern time to see me make my pick. It’s for the big game, Tennessee vs Florida.”

    “I’m so excited to be back in my hometown, Knoxville, Tennessee,” Belair said. “It’s also my alma mater, I ran track at the University of Tennessee. So I’m so excited to be back in Neyland Stadium and see all the orange. It’s going to bring back so many memories from my childhood and my college days.”

    WWE RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will be the guest picker at ESPN College GameDay on Saturday morning.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.

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