San Jose, Calif.----- Fourteen San Jose State University football seniors from the 2014 squad participated in the team's annual Pro Timing Day for coaches and scouts from the National Football League, Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League.
These Spartans were measured for height, weight, hand size and wing span; performed a vertical leap and standing long jump, bench pressed 225 pounds as many times as possible; ran two 40-yard dashes and two agility drill tests in front of 31 representatives from 23 teams.
Following the standardized six physical tests, the linemen participated in specialized drills relevant to their positions and the Spartans in the ball-handling roles had their position-specific drills, too.
Defensive back Forrest Hightower turned in some of the best marks by a San Jose State player since recordkeeping began with the 2012 Pro Day. His 38-inch vertical leap in the Koret Athletic Training Center was the best since Duke Ihenacho leaped 39.5 inches in 2012.
Hightower also turned in the day's best marks in the long jump at 10-feet-3, the shuttle run covering 5-10-and-5 yards at 4.31 and a three-cone agility test at 6.82 seconds.
Defensive back Akeem King recorded the fastest 40-yard sprint at 4.35 seconds.
Defensive tackle Travis Raciti had the most repetitions bench pressing 225 pounds with 27.
Defensive backs Esston Al-Uqdah, Dasheon Frierson, and Sean Linton; linebacker Ryan Goforth; defensive linemen Sean Bacon, Adrian Blake and Foloi Vae; offensive linemen Keith Bendixen and David Peterson; wide receiver Jabari Carr; and running back Alvin Jelks were the seniors joining Hightower, King and Raciti.