Feb 11, 09, 09:12 AM #1
Three Cats invited to NFL CombineLink
"Three Kentucky Wildcats, punter/kicker Tim Masthay, free safety Marcus McClinton and defensive tackle Myron Pryor, have been invited to the National Football League Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 18-24 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Masthay led the SEC and was fifth in the nation in punting with a 45.2-yard average in the 2008 season. It is the second-highest single-season average in school history and he received first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors.
Masthay's booming kickoffs also could be an asset to an NFL team. He had 23 kickoff touchbacks in 2008, the second-highest total in the SEC, and he led the SEC in that category in 2007. He also has value as a holder on placekicks.
McClinton was an active ballhawk throughout his career. He had 10 interceptions, fourth-best in school history. He also had nine pass breakups and caused eight fumbles. As a senior in 2008, he was third on the team with 50 tackles, recorded four interceptions and forced one fumble.
Pryor brings notable quickness, strength and explosion to the defensive tackle position. He earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior. He made 36 tackles, 11 for loss, with 4.5 quarterback sacks, two fumbles caused (both of which were returned for touchdowns). His 72-yard fumble rumble for a touchdown at Louisville was one of UK's most memorable plays of the season."Advertisement
Feb 11, 09, 11:22 AM #2Pretty cool. I enjoy watching the combine on the NFL Network, so I'll have to look out for these guys.
Feb 11, 09, 12:59 PM #3
I think Masthay could make a nice living putting kickoffs into endzones.
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