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Football: Cal sets pro timing day March 14

Wide receiver Keenan Allen heads a potentially long list of recent former Cal football players expected to participate March 14 when the Bears stage their annual pro timing day at Memorial Stadium.

The event will draw NFL scouts and portions will be open to the public.

Beginning at 10 a.m., fans can enter the stadium at the north end through Gate 1.  Spectators will be directed to seating in the lower area of sections EE, F, FF and G. Fans will not be allowed on the field.

Prospects will be timed in the 40-yard dash, 20- and 60-yard shuttles, and the 3-cone drill before going through positional work. Other measurable drills held earlier in the day will include the bench press, broad jump and vertical jump. The prospects will also have their height, weight, hand width and arm length measured by personnel from NFL teams.

The  list of participants has not been finalized, but five players expected to be on hand are Allen, running back C.J. Anderson, cornerback Marc Anthony, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke and cornerback Steve Williams, also have been invited to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, Feb. 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Other former Cal players eligible to participate in the pro day include   WR Ross Bostock, DB Tyré Ellison, OL Dominic Galas, DB Josh Hill, LB J.P. Hurrell, FB Kameron Krebs, WR Kaulin Krebs, TB Mike Manuel, QB Zach Maynard, LB Robert Mullins, DL Kendrick Payne, OL Tyler Rigsbee, TB Isi Sofele, FB Eric Stevens, OL Matt Summers-Gavin and DL Aaron Tipoti.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    Kind of scary how many of those guys were not invited to the combine, and were key contributors last year. Speaks volumes for how far our program sunk under Tedford in the final years.

    Our quarterback wasn’t even invited to the combine. I’m scared to look. But was Rodgers the last Cal QB to even be invited to the combine?

    Our starting running back wasn’t invited either – Isi.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    I got nothing against Isi but he was NEVER considered NFL material and should have had HALF the carries he got over the last 2 years…with CJ, BB and Lasco getting more action. Isi musta been a JT favorite, and yes, I know he got over 1000 yards in ’11, but still, no gamebreaking speed, no power, not much of anything really. I guess he didn’t fumble much…

    Is it 8/31 yet?? GO BEARS!

  • Juancho

    Brethren, did you ever read this article:

    http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/01/23/2773612/bcs-cochran-commits-to-play-football.html

    I found Cochran’s quote about Seniors getting playing time pretty telling. If this kid is saying it to a paper, I imagine his older brother who was on the team last year must have been conveying that message to him as well.

    “I felt the old coaching staff at Cal felt like they owed their seniors and I wouldn’t get a fair shot right away,” Cochran said. “I would have to wait my turn, even if I was better. I’m not saying I’m better.”

    I think Isi and others like Maynard are in the camp of having earned their playing time by paying their dues. When they weren’t necessarily the best guy at their position.

    There’s no doubt Bigelow was the best running back on the team.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    Obviously there were MAJOR problems with the way JT was running the team, and starting seniors who “payed their dues” over more capable underclassmen is just one of them. You play your seniors who have “payed their dues” in garbage time, you play your best players during the rest of the game…

  • Kotempman

    Something was wrong with the way JT was playing the kids…. we heard about how great Rogers was at tight end yet hardly involved, Bigelow was electric but didn’t get enough touches, so playing seniors explains this mystery….oh and btw, did not the team lay down for OSU? Thank you Sonny!!!!!!!