Football Holds Annual Pro Day
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football program held its annual Pro Day on Wednesday in front of numerous NFL scouts and media. Representatives from 30 NFL teams were in attendance despite inclement weather.
Former players took part in a variety of scouting activities that measured speed, strength, agility and more. There were 16 total participants, including the four Razorbacks that attended the NFL Scouting Combine (AJ Derby, Trey Flowers, Darius Philon and Martrell Spaight).
Flowers, a second-team All-SEC honoree, participated in several events, including positional drills with both the defensive linemen and linebackers.
Pro Day marked the first time that Derby participated in on-field workouts for scouts. He ran the 40-yard dash, ran routes, caught passes and did several individual workouts for different teams.
A pair of familiar faces were also on hand in Tenarius Wright and Tyler Wilson.
Wright was one of the 16 participants and impressed scouts with his speed and strength despite not playing for the Razorbacks since 2012. He was an assistant in the Arkansas weight room this past season.
Wilson, who starred for the Razorbacks from 2008 to 2012, served as the event’s quarterback. He assisted in the positional drills by throwing passes to Demetrius Wilson, Patrick Arinze and Derby.
Arkansas closed the 2014 season winning three of its final four games against powers LSU, Ole Miss and Texas. The Razorbacks finished 7-6 with a 31-7 win over Texas in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, marking Arkansas’ first winning season since 2011.
Fans can put a deposit down for 2015 season tickets by visiting ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2015 home schedule includes six games in Fayetteville, four against opponents that played in bowl games last season – UTEP, Auburn, Mississippi State and Missouri. Arkansas will also take on Toledo at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
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