The Sanford Power Riggs Football Combine features nearly 200 high school sophomores and juniors. They ran, jumped and performed drills to showcase their football skills in hopes of becoming college football players. There were a few special athletes who rose to the top after Friday’s showcase.
Washington sophomore Abraham Myers was the biggest athlete to ever win the 40-yard sprit at this combine. He measured 6’3”, 207 lbs. and hauled down the lane at a tune of 4.719. When I asked him if he was surprised by his sub-4.8 clocking he responded, “I didn’t really know what time I’d get to be
honest. Like, I’d never run a 40 before so I didn’t know what to expect.” Not bad for the sophomore defensive end.
Pro Agility 5-10-5
The pro agility test favors those who can change directions quickly. No one clocked a faster time than Griffin Wilde. The sophomore receiver caught 16 balls for 361 yards and 3 TDs last season for Roosevelt. He’s expected to go to the new Jefferson High School next fall.
Who can get up? Hunter Gray of Brookings can! He topped the list of leapers at 33.5”. Gray put in solid test scores across the board but was especially good at the vertical jump. The junior will be one of the key players back for the Class 11AA runners-up.
The broad jump is another test of physical power and explosion. The Minnesota hurdler out leaped the competition by 4 inches! The junior wide receiver for the Storm is poised for a big senior year.