Former Jayhawks Run Through Football Pro Timing Day


March 11, 2008

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>LAWRENCE, Kan. – A chance to showcase their physical abilities in front of National Football League scouts was available for Jayhawk football graduated seniors as Kansas held its annual Pro Timing Day Tuesday.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

In all, 37 scouts from 27 different teams were on hand to put the former Jayhawks through tests, which ranged from bench press to vertical and broad jumps, to 40-yard sprints, shuttle drills and the three-cone drill.

Eleven players off of last year’s Orange Bowl Championship team, plus some other area players were put through the tests. Among the KU players participating were five who attended the NFL Combine last month. Derek Fine, Marcus Henry, James McClinton, Aqib Talib and Anthony Collins returned to campus to workout.

Other former Jayhawks who worked out for the scouts included Jeff Foster, Marc Jones, Brandon McAnderson, Sadiq Muhammed, Kyle Tucker and Scott Webb.