9th Annual Bellin Elite Football Combine scheduled


When: Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Don Hutson Center, Green Bay

Who: 160 of the Midwest's top high school football players

The Bellin Elite Football Combine is giving 160 high school football players from the Midwest the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to collegiate coaches and recruiters this Saturday at the Don Hutson Center.

Modeled after the annual scouting combine prior to the professional football draft, the BEFC is designed for freshman through junior players who have proven athletic ability and the potential to compete on the next level. All athletes attending were chosen based their all-conference or better rating this past football season or having received a nomination from their coaching staff.

The athletes invited to the BEFC represent schools from Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Green Bay and Fox Valley area schools will have a strong representation of athletes and schools. In all, 130 high schools will be represented.

Watching intently will be college coaches and recruiters from Division II and III universities and colleges. (NCAA rules prohibit Division I schools from participating.) BEFC results are also made available at http://www.BEFCcombine.com

The day is broken down into three basic parts.

6:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Punters and kickers

9:00 a.m. - noon: All athletes performing basic tests including 40-yard dash, bench press test, vertical leap test

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Athletes perform position-specific drills