Nina Dobrev, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kate Upton & More Played Rough In DIRECTV’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl [PHOTOS]

Matt Bomer Preps
Matt Bomer prepares for the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl.
Celebs — including Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Manganiello, Kate Upton, Nina Dobrev, Snoop Dogg and some NFL greats — faced off yesterday in DIRECTV’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl.

The flag football event, which is held annually in Super Bowl host cities, is one of the largest public parties and concerts of the weekend.

To make it happen here, 700 tons of sand was dumped inside a giant tent, constructed in Victory Field’s outfield.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but he has been a busy man down in Indianapolis this week with all of the promotional appearances he’s been making. The latest came today when he coached one of the teams in the 2012 DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the coach of the other team, and Stafford’s squad won the game. From Tim Twentyman:

With quarterback Warren Moon and star receiver Snoop Dog (game MVP), Stafford guided team Palladia to victory over the Cam Newton-coached Spike team.

Grammy-award nominees The Fray performed following the game. Launch the gallery to check out all the action from the game.