March 1, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. – For the second straight year, ESPN will broadcast Stanford's Pro Timing Day, with an exclusive ESPN3 live national broadcast on March 21 from Stanford’s campus.
Twelve former Stanford football players will showcase their talents before representatives from all 32 NFL teams beginning at 11:15 a.m. PST (2:15 p.m. EST).
Former players expected to perform include Harold Bernard, Terrence Brown, Alex Debniak, Zach Ertz, Jamal Rashad-Patterson, Sam Schwartzstein, Terrence Stephens, Stepfan Taylor, Drew Terrell, Chase Thomas, Levine Toilolo and Daniel Zychlinski.
The day consists of classroom testing, weight room evaluations, on-field agility drills and football specific position drills. Pro Timing Day operates with a similar format to the NFL Combine held annually in Indianapolis each February.
“I'm very proud of this group of seniors, the most accomplished in school history,” said David Shaw, Stanford's Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football. “We're honored that ESPN has again chosen to broadcast our Pro Day and showcase our players. This is another sign that our program is continually producing men who will be productive in the NFL on top of being outstanding scholars.”
The class was the first in Stanford history to play in four straight bowl games and three BCS bowl games, including the school’s first Rose Bowl Game championship in 41 years. The group compiled a 43-10 record, including a 25-2 record at Stanford Stadium.
The event is open to the public with the exception of the weight room session.
GoStanford.com will have complete coverage of Pro Day, including a recap of the day's events, video highlights, interviews and photos.
This year's NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25-27 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
While these 12 players look to the future, so does the reigning Pac-12 champion Cardinal. The returning team opened spring practice Monday, Feb. 25, and will hold its first open practice on Saturday, March 2, at the Elliot Practice Field. The practice will run from 9:30 - 11:50 a.m. and is free to the public. No cameras (still or video) or camera phones are permitted.