Feb. 23, 2009
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Connor Barwin Interview
Six former University of Cincinnati football student-athletes are participating in the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine, which runs through Feb. 24 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Connor Barwin (Hazel Park, Mich./U. of Detroit Jesuit), Trevor Canfield (Cincinnati, Ohio/Western Hills), Kevin Huber (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas), Mike Mickens (Hubert Hts., Ohio/Wayne), DeAngelo Smith (Columbus, Ohio/Independence), and Brandon Underwood (Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton/Ohio State) have all been selected for participation in the prestigious pre-draft event.
Barwin, Canfield, Huber, and Smith all participated in the Under Armour Senior Bowl, while Underwood played in the East-West Shrine Game. Mickens was selected for the Senior Bowl and participated in the first portion of the event but had to withdraw from the game due to a knee injury.
Barwin had a standout workout day among the defensive line group Monday. He had the top vertical jump (40.5), broad jump (10'8"), 3-cone drill (6.87), and 20-yard shuttle (4.18) marks among all defensive lineman and also recorded the second-best 40-yard dash time (4.66).
The Beacats' six participants are the most of all BIG EAST teams. Twenty-five league players were selected for the combine.
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.
UC PARTICIPANTS IN THE NFL COMBINE (Click for NFL.com profiles)
Connor Barwin | Trevor Canfield | Kevin Huber | Mike Mickens | DeAngelo Smith | Brandon Underwood