Three former Rockets to attend NFL Combine

February 23, 2017 | Athletics, Events, News
By Paul Helgren

Former Rocket football stars Kareem Hunt, Michael Roberts and Treyvon Hester will participate in the 2017 NFL Combine Tuesday, Feb. 28, through Monday, March 6, in Indianapolis.

The NFL Combine is a highly selective venue for college players to display their skills in front of hundreds of coaches and executives. This is the highest number of Toledo players that has ever been invited to the prestigious event.

“Many of our players had the opportunity to play in post-season games like the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Bowl, and really helped themselves by playing well,” said Toledo Head Coach Jason Candle. “Now Kareem, Michael and Treyvon will have a chance to show what they can do at the NFL Combine. We will also have our Pro Day here [Monday, March 20], which will give our players more evaluation pieces to add to their resumés.”

Hunt, Toledo’s all-time leading rusher with 4,945 yards, ran for 118 yards and was named the North’s Most Outstanding Player at the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl Jan. 28. Roberts, a first-team All-America tight end, also played in the game, catching one pass for four yards.

Roberts joined former two-time All-Mid-American Conference offensive lineman Storm Norton at the East-West Shrine Bowl Jan. 21.

Hester, a three-time All-MAC defensive tackle, was invited to play in the Shrine Bowl, but he was sidelined with an injury.

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