WACO, Texas - Four Baylor student-athletes will work out for NFL coaches and front office personnel at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Quarterback Robert Griffin III, receiver Kendall Wright, running back Terrance Ganaway and offensive lineman Philip Blake were invited by the National Football League to participate in the event.
The annual combine allows top executives, coaches, player personnel staff and medical personnel from all 32 teams to evaluate the nation's top collegiate football players eligible for April's NFL Draft. The combine involves a series of tests, drills and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel. Fans can follow all of the action at NFL Network and NFL.com.
Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, was also named national player of the year by the AP and Sporting News, earned the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and was a consensus All-America selection.
Griffin III, who set or tied 54 school records in three full seasons at Baylor, finished the 2011 season with school records of 4,293 yards, 37 passing touchdowns and a passer efficiency rating of 189.5 (second-best in NCAA FBS history). RG3 led a powerhouse Baylor offensive attack that ranked second in total offense (587 ypg), fourth in scoring (45.3 ppg) and first in passing efficiency (191.2 rtg). RG3 finishes his collegiate career as one of three players in FBS history to top 10,000 career passing yards (school-record 10,366) and 2,000 career rushing yards (2,254).
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Blake was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches in 2011. He paved the way for a Baylor offense that ranked second nationally with 587 yards per game during the regular season, and he helped guide the Bears to school records with 777 total yards and 482 rushing yards in the Alamo Bowl win. As a senior, Blake led the team with an 86 percent average coach's grade and 86 knockdowns during the regular season.
Ganaway, an All-Big 12 selection and the Offensive MVP of the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl, rushed for a school-record 1,547 yards and 21 touchdowns. The DeKalb, Texas, native recorded three 200-yard rushing games, matching the number of 200-yard performances in 109 previous seasons of Baylor football. Ganaway also broke the school record for carries in a game when he rushed 42 times for 246 yards in a win over Texas Tech.
Wright, an All-American and Pittsburg, Texas native is the most prolific receiver in Baylor football history. He holds a share of 10 Baylor receiving records and established school records this season with 108 receptions, 1,663 receiving yards, 14 receiving touchdowns and nine 100-yard games. In four years with the Bears, Wright recorded 4,004 career receiving yards - more than 1,300 more than any other player in program history.