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Shepherd Hosts Football Pro Day

April 9th, 2014

Ram Stadium on the  campus of Shepherd University played host to an NFL Pro Day on Wednesday (4.09). In all, 9 players worked out for 6 NFL scouts from the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens. Seven of the players came from Shepherd with one each from Mountain East Conference members Fairmont State and the University of Charleston. The Rams players participating included Howard Jones (6’4″ 238 DL), Mike Franklin (6’2″ 308 DL), Xavier Tyler (6’2″ 291 DL), Robert Hayes (6’2″ 278 DL), Dom Dixon (6’0″ 240 LB), Robert Byrd (6’2″ 195 WR) and Trevor Turner (6’1″ 186 WR). The Pro Day invlolved the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, standing broad jump, bench press and various other speed and quickness drills. TalkRadio WRNR had the chance to talk with several Shepherd players and those interviews are below. We wish all participants the best in pursuit of a professional career!

Howard Jones…

Mike Franklin…

Xavier Tyler…

Robert Hayes…