NFL Combine Training Underway at SVSP

IMG950955A class of NFL hopefuls have made their home at St.Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. Over the next six weeks, this group of elite college football players will participate in speed development, strength-training and position drills to get them ready for the most important tryout of their lives, the NFL Combine.


Under the watchful eyes of Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches Greg Moore, CSCS and Brandon Johnson, CSCS, USAW, PES, CES, the group is lead through intense training sessions on movement patterns, running form and agility to prepare for the seven tests that they will perform at the NFL Combine or Pro Day.

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Registered Sports Dietitian Lindsay Langford, MS, RD, CSSD, will manage the nutritional plans for each of the athletes, fueling their bodies with foods for performance. Each athlete has a different goal, whether is it is put on lean muscle or drop weight, and nutrition plays a vital role in achieving those goals.


Licensed Athletic Trainer Jamey Gordon, DPT, LAT, CSCS, serves at the Medical Director of the Combine Training Program, overseeing the medical care and management of each athlete.


To fine tune on-field skills and help prepare them for a career in professional football, Coach Jimmy Graves of Football Performance and his team of veteran NFL players and coaches train with the athletes each day.



The 2014 class is made up of players from across the country and a wide variety of positions, including many all-conference players, team captains and a Heisman Trophy finalist.


Josh Andrews Oregon State University OL Fontana, Calif.
Alex Bayer Bowling Green State University TE Pickerington, Ohio
Shakir Bell Indiana State University RB Indianapolis, Ind.
Zane Fakes Ball State University TE Plainfield, Ind.
Jeremy Gallon University of Michigan WR Apopka, Fla.
Ryne Giddins University of South Florida DE Seffner, Fla.
Shelby Harris Illinois State University DL Milwaukee
Erik Lora Eastern Illinois University WR Miami, Fla.
Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois University QB Chicago, Ill.
Michael Philipp Oregon State University OL San Bernardino, Calif.
Alex Pierce Eastern Illinois University OL Carmel, Ind.
Charles Siddoway Mississippi State OT Eugene, Ore.
Dezmen Southward University of Wisconsin S Sunrise, Fla.
Zurlon Tipton Central Michigan University RB Detroit, Mich.
Keith Wenning Ball State University QB Coldwater, Ohio
Evan Wilson University of Illinois TE Woodstock, Ga.
Colton Underwood Illinois State University DL Washington, Ill.



Stay updated on their journey to the NFL Combine by following #SVSPFootball, along with @DefiningSports on Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Facebook.

1 Comment »

  1. Elia Lora Said,

    January 11, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    Good luck to these very talented young men! Work hard, stay focused and do what you do!

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