NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Over the weekend, two former Tennessee State football players took part in the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind.
Tight end A.C. Leonard impressed many media members, scouts and coaches when he ran an unofficial time of 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash. That would have been the third fastest time by a tight end since the NFL began recording times in 1999.
Leonard’s official time was 4.50 seconds.
The former Tiger continued his impressive display of athleticism with a broad jump of 10.8 inches and 20 reps in the bench press, which were the best marks by a tight end.
The Jacksonville, Fla. native also turned in a great performance in the vertical leap with a jump of 34 inches. That hop was the third highest among tight ends at this year’s event.
Kadeem Edwards also took part in the combine activities and came out well with a 5.25 second 40-yard dash, 26 reps in the bench press and a 27 inch vertical jump.
Edwards also had a broad jump of 99 inches, a 7.95 second time in the three cone drill and completed the 20-yard shuttle in 4.82 seconds.
The former Tigers will meet with NFL teams before taking part in Tennessee State’s Pro Day in March.