James Manuel Hits It Big at Minneapolis Pro Day
MARCH 7, 2014, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - Former Golden Gopher linebacker James Manuel brought his all to the University of Minnesota's annual Pro Day on March 4.
With representatives from 19 NFL teams on hand, the 6 foot, 214 lbs. Indianapolis-native boasted a 4.53 time in the 40-yard dash, in addition to a 37-inch vertical jump. Manuel also completed 21 bench press reps; a 10' 6' broad jump; and a 7.02 3-cone.
Manuel's stats are comparable to some of the top performing linebackers from last week's NFL Combine.
'I'll admit, at first it was really nerve-wracking,' said Manuel about his big day. 'But once I got going and really got into a good flow, it was like a normal game for me.'
'Sometimes I get a little nervous before a game,' continued Manuel, 'but I once I get going it's pretty much solid from there. In all, I had a great Pro Day with a bunch of great numbers.'
Agent James Peterson also had plenty to say about his client's all-star performance.
'James' Pro Day went really great, and it was an all-around good experience for him,' said Peterson. 'He's been training hard for the past two months, and he really enjoyed the experience. He went in there to seize the opportunity and show scouts that he can play at the next level, and he accomplished that.'
Peterson noted that several teams have expressed interest in his client.
Manuel may be available for interview via media contact. You can connect with him on social media using the handle @IWroteTheManuel.
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