Four Stanford Players to Participate in Upcoming NFL Combine
Feb. 12, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Four Stanford players, including C Alex Fletcher, RB Anthony Kimble, CB Wopamo Osaisai and DE Pannel Egboh will participate in the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take place from Feb. 18-24 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation's top players for the upcoming NFL Draft. The performance of the players over the six-day period is an integral step in preparation for the Draft.
Fletcher, who earned second team All-Pac-10 honors as a center, started all 12 games for the Cardinal and anchored an offensive line that paved the way for the second-highest single-season rushing total in school history. The Old Brookville, NY native made 44 starts during his Stanford career, including 24 at center.
Kimble finished his career ranked eighth on the school's all-time rushing charts with 1,940 yards and tied College Hall of Famer Bobby Grayson (1933-35) for sixth in school annals with 18 rushing touchdowns. This past season, he rushed for a career best 717 yards on 120 attempts and enjoyed three, 100-yard games. The Baton Rouge, La. native turned in the 21st best rushing performance in school history on Sept. 27 at Washington when he ran for 157 yards in Stanford's 35-28 win over the Huskies.
Osaisai started all 12 games at right cornerback and finished tied for third on the team in total tackles with 67. The Pinole, Calif. native also added a career-high 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Osaisai earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors after totaling a career-high 11 tackles (nine solo) and two pass breakups in Stanford's season-opening win over Oregon State.
Egboh started 34 of Stanford's 36 games dating back to the 2006 season and finished his career with 140 total tackles, including 84 solo efforts. This past season, the Mesquite, Tex. native was credited with 31 tackles (17 solo stops), 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. He also recorded his second career blocked kick when he deflected Washington State's first quarter field goal attempt.
Stanford will hold the first of 15 spring practice sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The Cardinal will open the 2009 regular season on Sept. 3 at Washington State.