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Laurent Robinson
Laurent Robinson
Laurent Robinson
(born May 20, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois State. He has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, and Jacksonville Jaguars.Contents1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career3.1 2007 NFL Draft 3.2 Atlanta Falcons 3.3 St. Louis Rams 3.4 San Diego Chargers 3.5 Dallas Cowboys 3.6 Jacksonville Jaguars4 Notes 5 External linksEarly years[edit] Robinson attended Rockledge High School
Rockledge High School
in Rockledge, Florida. As a junior, he became a regular starter with the football team, recording six catches for 70 yards and one touchdown
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Atlanta Falcons
National Football League
National Football League
(1966–present)Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967–1969)Coastal Division (1967–1969) National Football Conference
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NFL Scouting Combine
The NFL Scouting Combine
NFL Scouting Combine
is a week-long showcase occurring every February at Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium
(and formerly at the RCA Dome
RCA Dome
until 2008) in Indianapolis, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of National Football League
National Football League
coaches, general managers, and scouts. With increasing interest in the NFL Draft, the scouting combine has grown in scope and significance, allowing personnel directors to evaluate upcoming prospects in a standardized setting. Its origins have evolved from the National, BLESTO,[1] and Quadra Scouting organizations in 1977 to the media event it has become today. Athletes attend by invitation only. Implications of an athlete's performance during the combine can affect their draft status and salary, and ultimately their career
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Division I (NCAA)
NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
(D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition. This level was once called the University Division of the NCAA, in contrast to the lower level College Division; these terms were replaced with numeric divisions in 1973
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NFL Combine
The NFL Scouting Combine
NFL Scouting Combine
is a week-long showcase occurring every February at Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium
(and formerly at the RCA Dome
RCA Dome
until 2008) in Indianapolis, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of National Football League
National Football League
coaches, general managers, and scouts. With increasing interest in the NFL Draft, the scouting combine has grown in scope and significance, allowing personnel directors to evaluate upcoming prospects in a standardized setting. Its origins have evolved from the National, BLESTO,[1] and Quadra Scouting organizations in 1977 to the media event it has become today. Athletes attend by invitation only. Implications of an athlete's performance during the combine can affect their draft status and salary, and ultimately their career
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40-yard Dash
The 40-yard dash is a sprint covering 40 yards (36.58 m). It is primarily run to evaluate the speed and acceleration of American football players by scouts, particularly for the NFL Draft
NFL Draft
but also for collegiate recruiting. A player's recorded time can have a heavy impact on his prospects in college or professional football. This was traditionally only true for the "skill" positions such as running back, wide receiver, and defensive back, although now a fast 40-yard dash time is considered important for almost every position. The 40-yard dash is not an official race in track and field athletics and is not an IAAF-recognized event. The origin of timing football players for 40 yards comes from the average distance of a punt and the time it takes to reach that distance.[1] Punts average around 40 yards in distance from the line of scrimmage, and the hangtime (time of flight) averages approximately 4.5 seconds
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20-yard Shuttle
The 20-yard shuttle, also simply called the short shuttle, is a test performed by American football
American football
athletes at the NFL combine. It is primarily run to evaluate the quickness and change-of-direction ability of players by scouts, particularly for the NFL Draft
NFL Draft
but also for collegiate recruiting. While not as highly regarded a test as the 40-yard dash, it is still an important barometer used by NFL personnel to compare players. Canadian football
Canadian football
also uses the shuttle test.[1] The drill[edit] The name "20-yard shuttle" is derived from the total yards that athletes travel during the drill. This drill is also known as the "short shuttle" or the "5-10-5" drill." The athlete starts at the center cone of 3 cones, each a distance of 5 yards apart. The athlete then pushes off their dominant leg in the opposite direction for 5 yards and touches the line
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Three-cone Drill
The three-cone drill, or 3-cone drill, is a test performed by American football athletes at the NFL combine. It is primarily run to evaluate the agility, quickness and fluidity of movement of players by scouts, particularly for the NFL draft
NFL draft
but also for collegiate recruiting. While not as highly regarded a test as the 40-yard dash, it is still an important barometer used by NFL personnel to compare players. The drill[edit] Three cones are placed five yards apart from each other forming a right angle. The athlete starts with one hand down on the ground and runs to the middle cone and touches it. The athlete then reverses direction back to the starting cone and touches it. The athlete reverses direction again but this time runs around the outside of the middle cone on the way to the far cone running around it in figure eight fashion on his way back around the outside of the middle cornering cone. Athletes are timed for this whole procedure
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Vertical Jump
A vertical jump or vertical leap is the act of raising one's center of mass higher in the vertical plane solely with the use of one's own muscles; it is a measure of how high an individual or athlete can elevate off the ground (jump) from a standstill.[1]Contents1 Types 2 Where vertical jump measurements are used 3 Measurement 4 Maximization 5 Vertical jump and power output 6 Standing vertical jump norms 7 ReferencesTypes[edit] The vertical jump is divided into two different types:[2]Standing Vertical Jump: This refers to a vertical jump done from a standstill with no steps being involved at all.[1] Running vertical jump: This refers to a vertical jump after an approach or run to help add energy to the jump in an effort to improve on the standing vertical jump.[2]In general,
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Standing Long Jump
The standing long jump, also known as the standing broad jump, is an athletics event. It was an Olympic event until 1912. It is one of three standing variants of track and field jumping events, which also include the standing high jump and standing triple jump. In performing the standing long jump, the jumper stands at a line marked on the ground with the feet slightly apart. The athlete takes off and lands using both feet, swinging the arms and bending the knees to provide forward drive. In Olympic rules, the measurement used was the longest of three tries. The jump must be repeated if the athlete falls back or takes a step at take-off. Ray Ewry
Ray Ewry
set the first world record for the standing long jump at 3.47 m (11 ft 4​1⁄2 in) on 3 September 1904
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Wonderlic Test
The Wonderlic Personnel Test (formerly known as the Wonderlic Cognitive
Cognitive
Ability Test) is a popular group intelligence test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a range of occupations. The Wonderlic is available in 12 different languages and is often used in college, entry level jobs, and team-making efforts. It consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 12 minutes.[1][2][3][4] The test was developed by Eldon F. Wonderlic.[3][5][6] The score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. A score of 20 is intended to indicate average intelligence (corresponding to an intelligence quotient of 100).[3] Wonderlic, Inc
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Pro Day
The National Football League
National Football League
Draft, also called the Player Selection Meeting, is an annual event in which the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible college football players. It serves as the league's most common source of player recruitment. The basic design of the draft is that each team is given a position in the drafting order in reverse order relative to its record in the previous year, which means that the last place team is positioned first. From this position, the team can either select a player or trade their position to another team for other draft positions, a player or players, or any combination thereof. The round is complete when each team has either selected a player or traded its draft position. Certain aspects of the draft, including team positioning and the number of rounds in the draft, have seen revisions since its first creation in 1936, but the fundamental methodology has remained the same
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Harry Douglas
Harry Douglas
Harry Douglas
IV (born September 16, 1984) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Douglas played college football at Louisville.Contents1 Early years 2 College career2.1 Awards and honors3 Professional career3.1 Atlanta Falcons3.1.1 2008 3.1.2 2009 3.1.3 2012 3.1.4 20133.2 Tennessee Titans3.2.1 2015 3.2.2 2016 3.2.3 20174 Career statistics 5 References 6 External linksEarly years[edit] Douglas attended Jonesboro High School. Douglas was a basketball star in high school, averaging 20.5 points, 3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3 steals as a senior. On the gridiron, he was also exceptional, accumulating 80 catches for 1,539 yards and 14 TD's over his 3-year career
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All-America
An All-America team is a hypothetical American sports team composed of outstanding amateur players. These players are broadly considered by media and other relevant commentators as the best players in a particular sport, of a specific season, for each team position. Such athletes at the high school and college level are given the honorific title and typically referred to as "All-American athletes" or simply "All-Americans".Contents1 Term usage1.1 Other uses2 Collegiate sports2.1 Archery 2.2 Baseball 2.3 Basketball 2.4 Cross country running 2.5 Football 2.6 Golf 2.7 Gymnastics 2.8 Ice hockey 2.9 Lacrosse 2.10 Rowing 2.11 Rugby union 2.12 Soccer 2.13 Swimming and diving 2.14 Tennis 2.15 Track and field 2.16 Volleyball 2.17 Wrestling3 High school
High school
sports 4 See also 5 ReferencesTerm usage[edit] As of 2009, the term is used in U.S
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Brian Finneran
Brian Joseph Finneran (born January 31, 1976) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
as an undrafted free agent in 1998 and also played for the Barcelona Dragons, Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
and Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Villanova.Contents1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career 4 Personal 5 References 6 External linksEarly years[edit] Finneran attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and finished his three-year career there with a school career-record 177 receptions. Finneran received scholarship offers to play college football for the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers
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Detroit Lions
National Football League
National Football League
(1930–present)Western Division (1933–1949) National Conference (1950–1952) Western Conference (1953–1969)Central Division (1967–1969) National Football Conference
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