By Jonathan Okanes
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 9:42 pm in off-season stuff.
Former Cal quarterback Nate Longshore was happy with how he performed at Pro Day. After going through the weightlifting and on-field drills (40-yard dash, shuttle, three-cone drill), Longshore threw about 75 passes to different receivers running different routes in front of several NFL scouts.
Longshore said he feels healthier than he has in a long time. His body has been beaten up over the past couple years with ankle, shoulder and pectoral muscle injuries.
“My body feels good,” Longshore said. “I’ve had time to recover from all those different things. Now I feel like I’m throwing the ball like I should be.”
Longshore has been hard at work since the end of the season preparing for the draft. He spent two months in Atlanta working out at the renowned Competitive Edge Sports facility, where he worked with former Cal coach and quarterbacks guru Roger Theder. He also recently spent some time working out in Southern California.
Most projections don’t have Longshore getting drafted, but he very well could wind up in an NFL training camp in the fall as a free agent.
“I just want to get into a camp,” Longshore said. “I don’t have any preference or anything. I just want an opportunity to go and compete for a spot.”
This is an exciting time for Longshore. He and his wife, Rachel, are expecting their first child in August.