NFL Day at College Park

After months of training following the 2012 season, former members of the Maryland football team put their hard work to the test for Pro Football Timing Day Wednesday.

“We left it all out on the field,” said linebacker Kenneth Tate. “I’m pretty confident. I’m happy to be here, happy to see all the guys again. We all did our best today.”

Tight end Matt Furstenburg had a chance to show off for NFL scouts at last month’s NFL Combine, but 13 of his teammates were given the chance to make an impression at the Gossett Team House and practice facility.

“This is what today’s all about,” said head coach Randy Edsall. “A chance for these young men to continue to pursue a dream that they’ve had since they probably started playing the game of football. You want them to do well and you want them to go out and put their best foot forward.”

Furstenburg, A.J. FrancisJoe Vellano and Tate all trained together in Florida for pro day. Francis and Vellano, stalwarts on the defensive line for the Terps, played in the East-West Shrine Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Furstenburg posted impressive numbers at the combine in February. He ran a 4.62 40-yard dash, good for third among tight ends. Furstenburg also placed third in the vertical jump (35.5), fifth in the 20-yard shuttle (4.35) and fourth in the 60-yard shuttle (11.76) among his position.


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