Football hopefuls display skills at Palmetto Pro Day

ccuprodayHeadlined by 2014 Big South Offensive Player of the Year Alex Ross, 23 student-athletes – including 12 Chanticleers – were on Coastal Carolina’s campus Friday morning showcasing their skills for 11 professional scouts at the annual Palmetto Pro Day.

Professional teams represented included the NFL’s Raiders, Cowboys, Panthers, 49ers, Chargers, Giants, Chiefs, Steelers, Jets and Packers along with a representative of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

Chanticleers participating in the day’s events included Ross, Datarius Allen, Daniel Anousheh, Tyrell Blanks, Devon Brant, Tyrell Brown, Alex Catron, Michael Church, Kelvin Deveaux, Roderick Holder, JaDamion Ross and Rayshaud Shields.

The day was a showcase of not only the player’s athletic ability, but also their ability to adapt and adjust to the situations at hand. Due to intermittent inclement weather, the typical Po Day order of events was altered to allow the athletes to run the 40-yard dash on dry ground.

The Pro Day started with the 40-yard dash on the Teal Turf inside Brooks Stadium. Most players then completed the 20 and 60-yard shuttles along with 3-cone drill before the first rain shower interrupted the workout. The scouts and players seamlessly transitioned into the Watson Strength and Conditioning Center to test vertical and broad jumps and complete the 225-pound bench press.

Upon completion of the tests in the Watson Strength and Conditioning Center, the group moved to the Boni Bell Hitting and Practice Facility to finish the agility drills. Also, while in the hitting facility the offensive skill players were worked out by the scouts.

The rain stopped shortly after 11 a.m. and the Pro Day concluded with defensive position work back at Brooks Stadium.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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