NFL Combine

The 40-Yard Dash: Could Football's Fastest Outrun Usain Bolt?

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Last month, over 300 young, aspiring football players from all over the country made a pilgrimage to Indianapolis to be measured and tested in every conceivable way. The NFL Combine, held annually in February, features college football’s top players competing in a series of drills designed to help NFL talent scouts and coaches separate the contenders from the pretenders in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft. While the week-long spectacle offers a potpourri of physical (and mental) tests and challenges — vertical leap, broad jump, bench...

Gophers' Hageman Impresses at NFL Combine

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At 6'6" and 310 pounds, you might assume Golden Gopher football standout Ra'Shede Hageman is the type of player that most (smaller) guys can outrun. You’d be very wrong, and such errant assumptions might prove to be dangerous to NFL quarterbacks who are holding them. We found out the particulars of just how misguided such assumptions are — and how phenomenally athletic Ra’Shede Hageman is — at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this week. The annual Combine serves as a proving ground for free agent rookies to showcase their talents before the upcoming NFL Draft...