28 March 2009

Ikei Performance Athletes Impress NFL Scouts at Pro Day Workouts

Just wanted to send out a proud update of how 5 of our 10 athletes have performed at their recent NFL Pro Day workouts. Each year Ikei Performance accepts 10 elite collegiate football players to join their NFL Combine & Draft Preparation Training Program. This year we had representatives from 6 different schools: Clemson, Oregon State, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State and Hawaii. These athletes have dedicated their last 3 months to training and preparing themselves for a chance to become a professional athlete representing the National Football League (NFL). I’ve had the privilege of traveling to 2 of the 5 athletes pro day workouts and wanted to share some proud video moments with you.

On March 13, 2009 I traveled to Corvallis, OR to witness Oregon State University Safety, Al Afalava, put on a show for all the NFL Scouts.

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 207 lbs
Vertical Jump: 40”
Broad Jump: 10’5”
225# Bench Rep: 25
40 Yard Dash: 4.47
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.07
3-Cone Drill: 6.63
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.05

You can watch Al’s workout on youtube.com or by clicking on the link below.
Al Afalava #9 Safety: NFL Pro Day Workout - Oregon State University

On March 10, 2009 in Fort Collins, CO, I watched Colorado State University Defensive End, Tommie Hill put on an outstanding performance in front of NFL Scouts. Here’s Tommie Hill’s measurables:

Height: 6’6”
Weight: 257 lbs
Vertical Jump: 35”
Broad Jump: 9’3.5”
225# Bench Rep: 23
40 Yard Dash: 4.74
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.32
3-Cone Drill: 7.17
60 Yard Shuttle: n/a

You can watch Tommie’s workout on youtube.com or by clicking on the link below.
Tommie Hill #91 Defensive End: NFL Pro Day Workout - Colorado State University

Three other Ikei Performance Athletes had stellar performances on their pro day workouts but I was unable to attend. Here are their measurables:

Tyler Grisham, WR - Clemson
March 24, 2009

Height: 5’10.5”
Weight: 185 lbs
Vertical Jump: 35”
Broad Jump: 9’6”
225# Bench Rep: n/a
40 Yard Dash: 4.43
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.10
3-Cone Drill: 6.60
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.29

Will Harding, DB – Fresno State
March 11, 2009

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 202 lbs
Vertical Jump: 36.5”
Broad Jump: 9’11”
225# Bench Rep: 19
40 Yard Dash: 4.46
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.12
3-Cone Drill: 6.93
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.28

Sharrod Davis, DB – Fresno State
March 11, 2009

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 185 lbs
Vertical Jump: 31”
Broad Jump: 9’10”
225# Bench Rep: 17
40 Yard Dash: 4.52
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.03
3-Cone Drill: 7.02
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.22

Five athletes are waiting for their opportunity to perform for NFL Scouts on April 2, 2009 in Carson, CA. Three athletes from the University of Hawaii: Josh Leonard-DT, Jacob Patek-S and Francis Maka-DE; University of Colorado Vaka Manupuna-DT; Oregon State University Jeremy Perry-OL will all get their chance to showcase their skills and make an impression on NFL Teams.

Stay tuned for a detailed wrap up of our 2009 Ikei Performance NFL Combine & Draft Preparation Training. See how hard these young men worked, the intensity, the dedication, the sacrifice, the discipline…see their progress of when they started to where they finished and what it takes to become a champion. Go to www.ikeiunderground.com