Athletes on display at Bellin Health’s Football Combine

GREEN BAY — The 2013 Bellin Elite Football Combine, where up-and-coming athletes have an opportunity to showcase their skills, is set for Saturday, March 9.

The event will showcase more than 140 high school football players from across the Midwest as they display their talents for collegiate coaches and recruiters at the Green Bay Packers’ Don Hutson Center.

The combine, which will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is specifically designed for freshman, sophomore and junior football players who have proven athletic ability and the potential to compete at the next level. All attending athletes were selected based on their performance rating this past football season – all-conference or better – or having received a nomination from their coaching staff.

The athletes invited to the combine represent schools from Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and Illinois. Green Bay and Fox Valley area schools will have a strong representation of athletes and schools. The event is expected to draw participation from about 130 high schools including Northeast Wisconsin area schools.

“This is an excellent opportunity for young athletes to showcase their talents as they strive to continue both their academic and athletic careers at the next level,” said Terry Beeck, program director for the football combine.

Coaches and recruiters from Division II and Division III universities and colleges are invited to attend. National Collegiate Athletic Association rules prohibit Division I schools from participating. Combine results will be available at
The schedule of events is as follows:
•    6:30-9 a.m.: Punters and kickers
•    9 a.m.-noon: All athletes perform basic tests including a 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, 60-yard shuttle, pro-agility drill, 3-cone drill, triple jump, and broad jump
•    1-4 p.m.: Athletes perform position-specific drills

For more information and a list of the 2013 Bellin Elite Football Combine participants, call Terry Beeck at (920) 430-4750, Ext. 5005, or (920) 265-4044.