Matthew Johnson, from Palm Desert, California will represent the San Diego Chargers at the 2012 NFL Kickoff in New York as the winner of the NFL Fan Flag Challenge.
The NFL asked fans to get Back to Football by showing their team spirit and creativity through the inaugural NFL Fan Flag Challenge. Thirty-two fans — one per team — will participate in 2012 NFL Kickoff and will have their design concept incorporated into their team’s flag that will be on display as part of the Kickoff festivities in New York on Wednesday, September 5.
The NFL Fan Flag Challenge asked fans to submit designs with elements representative of their team’s city, community, traditions, or its fans. Grand prize winners were chosen from all 32 NFL markets. Each grand prize included the winner’s inspirational design concept being used as a guideline to create the team’s flag, and a trip for the winner and one guest to New York to participate in 2012 NFL Kickoff.
The Kickoff celebration will lead into the opening game between the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (Wednesday, September 5, 8:30 PM ET, NBC).