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Jennings Tests with Nation's Elite at Combine

February 20, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Rashad Jennings' testing at this year's NFL Combine is set to air live on the NFL Network, this Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

Rashad Jennings' testing at this year's NFL Combine is set to air live on the NFL Network, this Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

Link to the NFL Combine Coverage Page

Rashad Jennings will officially begin his quest to play professional football at the highest level this weekend, as the former Flames running back will be showcasing his abilities at the annual NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

The scouting combine serves as a "job fair" for prospective NFL players. Over a six-day period, players are put through a series of drills, tests and interviews before more than 600 NFL personnel, which includes head coaches, general managers and player talent scouts.

The near week-long event kicked off yesterday and continues today, when defensive linemen and linebackers arrive for testing. Jennings will be among the Group 6 running backs who will undergo medical exams, psychological tests and media interviews throughout the day.

Jennings, who is one of 33 running backs at this year's NFL Combine, is set to take to the turf inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday morning. During the workout session, Jennings will undergo such drills as the 40-yard dash, bench press, a vertical and broad jump test, three-cone drill, shuttle run and more.

"We are all very excited about Rashad Jennings and his potential NFL opportunities," commented Liberty Head Coach Danny Rocco on his former star running back. "Rashad has demonstrated a very high level of commitment when it comes to his out of season preparation.

"We have all seen just how explosive and dynamic he is in the weight room. I believe he will do extremely well in Indy at the NFL Combine, and we look forward to following his progress.

The NFL Network, available on both DirecTV and the Dish Network, along with various cable networks around the country, will be providing of 25 hours over live coverage for this year's NFL Combine.

NFL Total Access Live is slated to broadcast Jennings' workout session on Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. An encore broadcast is scheduled to run at 4 p.m., while the network will broadcast a cut-down highlight reel from 8 to 11 p.m.

Jennings helped the Flames to a 10-2 finish as a senior in 2008, paving the way for Liberty's second straight Big South title with an unblemished 5-0 record in league action. The Flames finished the year ranked No. 14, marking the highest final national ranking in program history.

The Forest, Va., native finished this past season rushing for a program and Big South-record 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns. He ranked No. 5 nationally in rushing yards per game (136.36), No. 6 in scoring (10.36 points per game) and No. 16 in average all-purpose yards per game (153.64).

Jennings, a two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Year, was a consensus first-team All-American and finished eighth in the final voting for last year's Walter Payton Award.

During his career, Jennings rushed for 3,633 yards, which ranks second best in program history, while setting a new program and Big South standard with 42 career rushing touchdowns. His 278 career points scored is the best ever by a Liberty student-athlete and the second best by a non-kicking player in conference history.

Complete List of Running Backs at the 2009 NFL Combine
Name (Ht., WT., College):
Kahlil Bell (6-0, 218, UCLA)
Andre Brown (6-0, 224, North Carolina State)
Donald Brown (5-10, 210, Connecticut)
Glen Coffee (6-1, 204, Alabama)
Jason Cook (5-11, 248, Mississippi)
James Davis (5-11, 207, Clemson)
Tony Fiammetta (6-1, 246, Syracuse)
Arian Foster (6-1, 215, Tennessee)
Cody Glenn (6-0, 235, Nebraska)
Mike Goodson (6-0, 198, Texas A&M)
Shonn Greene (5-11, 235, Iowa)
P.J. Hill (5-11, 228, Wisconsin)
Rashad Jennings (6-1, 234, Liberty)
David Johnson (6-2, 260, Arkansas State)
Gartrell Johnson (5-11, 222 Colorado State)
Ian Johnson (5-11, 204, Boise State)
Jeremiah Johnson (5-9, 198, Oregon)
Quinn Johnson (6-1, 251, LSU)
Anthony Kimble (6-0, 211, Stanford)
Marlon Lucky (5-11, 212, Nebraska)
Marcus Mailei (6-1, 245, Weber State)
LeSean McCoy (5-11, 210, Pittsburgh)
Knowshon Moreno (5-11, 208, Georgia)
Chris Ogbonnaya (6-0, 220, Texas)
Branden Ore (5-11, 209, West Liberty State)
Cedric Peerman (5-10, 210, Virginia)
Javon Ringer (5-9, 205, Michigan State)
Bernard Scott (5-11, 199, Abilene Christian)
Kory Sheets (5-11, 203, Purdue)
Brannan Southerland (6-0, 247, Georgia)
Tyrell Sutton (5-8, 210, Northwestern)
Chris Wells (6-1, 237, Ohio State)
Javarris Williams (5-10, 219, Tennessee State)