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Fry guest speaker for annual high school football combine

Jim Walker



A new combine and a new format.

The third annual Tri-State Rehab Services high school football combine will be held Saturday, June 22, at Ironton High School. While many things remain the same, there will be some changes and some big-time talent assisting participants.

The combine begins at 9 a.m. and includes lunch and a dry fit T-shirt.

Players will undergo tests and drills used at NFL combines. Tests and drills include measurements, 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, flexibility test, 3-cone drill and L-drill.

Awards will be given in each division based on scoring from the tests and drills.

However, this year the combine will use a special scoring formula that will allow linemen to compete on an even basis with smaller players such as running backs, defensive backs and receivers.

The guest speaker for the combine is Roman Fry, former Clemson offensive lineman who was first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, an Outland Trophy candidate, and a presason All-American selection before a knee injury ended his senior season prematurely.

Fry will be one of several former college football players who will help players at their respective positions.

Also scheduled to assist the combine are former Ohio State running back Jermon Jackson and defensive back Marcus Williams, former Marshall quarterback Mark Lutz, former Ohio State and Georgetown three-time All-American tackle Walt Delong, and former Morehead State quarterback and punter Lou Mains.

Combine fee is $30 if registered by May 22. The deadline for late registration is Friday, June 14, and the cost is $50.

Checks should be made payable to Tri-State Rehab Services and mailed to 711 South Third Street, Ironton, OH 45638. Registration forms are available  at Tri-State Rehab.

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