Cal Poly Football’s NFL Pro Day for Seniors Set for Wednesday
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Seven former Cal Poly football players will participate in Wednesday's NFL Pro Day.
A warm-up period begins at 9 a.m. on the upper fields of the Cal Poly Sports Complex, with a series of drills to start at 10 a.m.
Testing will be conducted in the 40-yard dash, pro shuttle, three-cone drill, long shuttle, vertical jump and broad jump along with selected position drills.
Cal Poly's contingent of players is led by slotback Deonte Williams, who played in the 2013 Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson, Arizona. Williams was named second-team All-American by three organizations after rushing for 1,506 yards, 72 yards short of the school record, and 12 touchdowns last fall.
Williams surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing 10 times in 12 games last season, including a season-high 188 against UC Davis. His streak of six 100-yard games from games six through 11 broke Antonio Warren's streak of five games (1995-96).
Quarterback Andre Broadous, who participated in the Beyond Sports Network Collegiate Showcase last weekend at the University of Akron, also will display his skills at Wednesday's Pro Day. Broadous earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention honors as he quarterbacked the Mustangs to a share of the Big Sky title, a berth in the second round of the NCAA FCS playoffs and a 9-3 overall record.
Broadous was the league leader in passing efficiency, completing 84 of 145 passes for 1,375 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 500 yards and nine scores this season. His career totals include 3,120 yards and 31 touchdowns passing with just five interceptions thrown along with 1,459 yards and 30 touchdowns rushing.
Other Mustangs from the 2012 team expected at Pro Day include linebacker Kennith Jackson, cornerback Nico Molino, wide receiver Brandon Michalkiewicz and fullback Quentin Greenlaw.
Running back and return specialist Mark Rodgers, who played on Cal Poly's 2010 and 2011 squads, also will be tested Wednesday.
Rodgers rushed for 588 yards and two scores and caught 16 passes for 198 yards and two more touchdowns in 2011, was among the nation's leaders in all-purpose yardage, averaging 142.2 yards a contest, and netted 882 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. He posted five career 100-yard games rushing.
Mustangs who were juniors last fall will be tested April 3.
Cal Poly opens 2013 Spring Drills on April 10 with the annual Spring Game scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.