UT and BGSU hold NFL pro days
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 01:25:50 GMT —
With the NFL Combine in the past, the pro football future of a number of former UT Rockets and BGSU Falcons was in the balance on Tuesday.
Both schools holding their pro day hours apart.
Inside the Fetterman Center on the campus of UT, Eric Page was the big draw for NFL scouts.
Page ran routes and caught footballs from former UT quarterback and current Cincinnati Bengal, Bruce Gradkowski.
The Springfield alum took some criticism for his 40-yard dash time at the Combine but improved from a 4.6 to a 4.51 in today's testing.
"I came out hre and ran my 40 again," said Page. "And had a better time than at the Combine and i think on poistion drills, I did real well."
Another familiar face taking part in the pro day was former Rocket, Isaiah Ballard.
Ballard was kicked off the team prior to the season for his role in an off-campus fight but landed at the University of Findlay where he made first team All GLIAC on defense.
"If i had a wish," said Ballard, the Rogers High School alum. "I would wish I had one more run with those coaches and players down there. They have a great brotherhood. Everybody came together and accepted me like I was one of them."
Down in Bowling Green, a handful of former Falcons had their chance in front of some of those same NFL scouts hours later.
Offensive lineman Ben Bojicic was among those participating.
"It's very exciting," said Bojicic of performing in front of pro scouts. "[It's] also nerve-racking at the same time."
Receiver Kamar Jordan is a two-time first team All-MAC performer and feels the most 'nerve-racking' moments for him are still to come.
"These next two months are probably the most important of my life," said Jordan.
The NFL draft is April 26.