Football Pro Day Attracts More Than 50 Scouts & Coaches
March 16, 2016
San Jose, Calif.----- One of the most comprehensive turnouts ever for a San Jose State University football Pro Day watched 14 Spartans give their best in a variety of skills and tests to determine their worthiness as a pro football prospect.
Forty-eight scouts from 25 National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League teams gathered in the Koret Athletic Training Center for measurements of height, weight, hand size, and wing span plus the physical tests of vertical leap, standing broad jump and number of 225-pound bench press repetitions.
The action then moved into Spartan Stadium for the 40-yard dash and three different shuttle drills testing physical agility.
The afternoon concluded with selected Spartans performing position-specific drills.
Besides the vast array of scouts, new San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, three offensive coordinators and seven position coaches were seen watching the Spartans aspiring to a pro football career. Two of the position coaches were San Jose State alums James Saxon, the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach, and David Diaz-Infante, now a New York Jets offensive line coach.