Gilyard & Pike Earn NFL Combine Invitations

Feb. 2, 2010

CINCINNATI - Former University of Cincinnati football players Mardy Gilyard and Tony Pike were invited to the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday, an event that will run from Feb. 24 to March 2, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Both players are coming off successful appearances at the Under Armour Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. last weekend.

Gilyard was named the offensive player of the game after racking up 103 yards receiving and catching a 32-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to help lead the North to a 31-13 victory over the South. He also returned two kicks for 52 yards and gained 24 on two punt returns.

Pike, considered to be the top-rated NFL prospect among the participating quarterbacks in Mobile, was the North starter and looked solid in a brief outing. He was 5 of 12 for 45 yards all in the first half. Gilyard caught two of those passes for 21 yards.

The combine is the annual job fair for prospective new NFL players. For six days, players are put through a series of drills, tests, and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel, including head coaches, general managers, and scouts.

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