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Tri-State Rehab hosting prep football combine

Published 1:49am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

It’s football’s version of a midterm exam.

The second annual Tri-State Rehab high school football combine will be held Saturday, June 9, at Ironton High School.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and players will be tested in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, flexibility test, 3-cone drill and the L-drill. Each player’s individual results will be recorded and distributed to colleges of their choice.

The combine is a simulation to those conducted by the NFL for rookies to test their performance levels prior to the draft. All drills are to test speed, strength, agility and flexibility.

In the bench press, players who are freshmen and sophomores will bench 155 pounds as many times as possible while juniors and seniors are tested with 185 pounds.

Players will receive special T-shirt and lunch is provided. Guest speaker is for Ironton All-Ohio defensive back Marcus Williams who walked on at Ohio State and earned a full scholarship. Williams was an outstanding performer on Ohio State special teams.

Cost is $25 per athlete if registered by Wednesday, May 23. Late registration fee is $50 by Wednesday, May 30. Checks can be made payable to Tri-State Rehab Services and mailed to the firm at 711 South 3rd Street, Ironton, OH 4638.

For more information, contact Dave Coburn at davecoburn37@yahoo.com

The camp is sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Bob Clyse Auto Mall, River Cities Bone and Joint Center with Dr. Joseph Leith, Trinidad Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine with Dr. Gerry Trinidad, Liebert Corporation and Ohio University Southern.

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