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Bobcats show off their skills at TXST Pro Day

Brian Holloway performs in the vertical jump at Texas State Pro Day. Holloway
reached a high of 36”
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats show off their skills at TXST Pro Day

Caleb “Big Show” Johnson takes off in the 40-meter dash at Texas State Pro Day.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats show off their skills at TXST Pro Day

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Ten former Bobcat football players showed off their skills and talents in front of National Football League scouts at Texas State Pro Day in order to try and earn an opportunity to play at the professional level.

Linebacker Brian Holloway, defensive back Kaleb Ford-Dement, defensive lineman Jordan Revels, defensive lineman Sam Latham, defensive back Shawn Holton, running back Jahmyl Jeter, defensive lineman Chance Main, defensive lineman Victor Obi, offensive lineman Brey Walker and offensive lineman Caleb Johnson all participated at Pro Day at Bobcat Stadium in the hopes of impressing the scouts.

“It all went according to plan,” Holloway said. “Everyone had a good day. We came out and represented Texas State the right way.”

The players participated in the bench press, broad jump, vertical jump, 40--yard dash and other skill based events showcasing strength, speed, agility and awareness.

The scouts represent the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars, to name a few.

One of the high marks of the day was on the bench press when Walker completed 30 reps.

“That has been something I have been working on for a minute,” Walker said. “Even when I was in college, I was a guy that is south of 370. I am a different type of strength, so 30 for 30 reps was the goal.”

Walker battled through the stress of performing at pro day knowing it was his one and only shot at impressing the scouts.

“You are on the big stage now,” Walker said. “You have been working your whole life for this. It’s something many people do not get the opportunity to do. So of course you are going to be stressed coming into this.”

Ford-Dement notched the high mark of the vertical reaching a height of 39.5” as well as a broad jump of 10'4”.

“I thought it went well,” Ford-Dement said. “It was exciting to come out here and perform in front of the scouts. This is something you dream of coming to college and having one of these kinds of days. As far as that [concerns], we will see how that goes, but I think it went smoothly today.”

In preparation for pro day, Ford-Dement took a straightforward approach.

“It’s really simple,” Ford-Dement said. “You just take it day-by-day. Trusting your coaches and your agent.”

Holloway also had a good showing at pro day.

The former team captain and MVP of the Servpro First Responder Bowl finished out the day completing the bench press 27 times, which fired up both the coaches and the players.

“Even though I wanted 30, that was a [personal record] for me,” Holloway said. “27 is pretty good too. I just feel blessed to get that.”

Hollway also completed a vertical jump of 36” and a broad jump of 9’9”.

Like Walker and Ford-Dement, Holloway has been preparing for pro day since the end of football season back in December.

“I trained for two months,” Holloway said. “I did everything I possibly could to prepare myself for this day. From diet, working out, training for the drills out here, just dedicating these last two months for this day.”

Now the players will await their fate come the NFL Draft April 25 through 27.

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