On Tuesday, December 11, Smokey Bones kicked off its “Five Pound Eating Challenge for a Cause” with Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake. Fans crowded the Smokey Bones location in Plantation, FL, to meet the running back who scored the game-winning touchdown defeating the Patriots. Attempting to add Competitive Eater to his title, Kenyan Drake accepted Smokey Bone’s Charity 5 Pound Eating Contest challenge, which included 2.5 lb. Slab of House Smoked Baby Back Ribs, 1 lb. Smoked Pork Chop, ½ lb. Premium Burger and 1 lb. of freshly made donuts.

Kenyan Drake fasted all-day in preparation for the contest and started off strong but didn’t make it to halftime. However, for his participation, Smokey Bones donated $5,000 to his charity of choice— The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County “I chose to benefit The Boys & Girls of Broward County because it hits home. I grew up closely with the organization in Atlanta and they work to enable all young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens,” says Kenyan. Smokey Bones’ CEO, Ryan Esko along with a few children on behalf of the charity presented the check to Kenyan.

You can preview all images from the eating contest HERE.

Courtesy of, Michele Eve Sandberg and Manny Hernandez.

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About Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones is a nationally-recognized brand delivering good food, good drinks and good times in 64 locations across 16 states and growing. Each restaurant features a lively atmosphere, a full-service bar and authentic kitchen slow-smoking and fire-grilling food.   Smokey Bones offers bigger and better meats, such as 2.5 LB Smoked Baby Back Ribs, a 1 LB Smoked Pork Chop, a 14 oz Giant Ribeye, and traditional favorites such as giant, juicy Smoked Wings and Smoked Hand-Pulled Pork.  The Smokey Bones bar features  40+ bourbons and whiskeys, 40 beers, and unique hand-crafted cocktails. For additional information on Smokey Bones, and a list of locations, please visit

About Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake is a running back for the Miami Dolphins, and played collegiately at Alabama.  He was drafted by Miami in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. During his college career, Drake is best known for his 95-yard kickoff return touchdown in the 2016 National Championship Game, which Alabama ultimately won. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Kenyan was a highly touted recruit coming out of High School and was named the state of Georgia’s Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year during his senior campaign.  During his downtime, Kenyan enjoys spending time with his dogs Tyson and Maxine and is largely involved with two charities – Smile Train and Boys & Girls Club of Broward County.


About The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
Since 1965, The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The foundation’s goal is to provide world-class club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through its doors. They want all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.  


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