Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fitting In

On Thursday afternoon Dartmouth defensive end Charles Bay, longsnapper Shane Peterlin and former teammates Marlon Alebiosu and Muhammed Abdul-Shakoor put it on the line in a Pro Day. Yesterday a scout from the Kansas City Chiefs was back at Dartmouth in a conference room watching video. Although he politely declined to discuss what he had seen, assistant coach Jarrail Jackson said it was Bay that had most caught his eye. Here's part of the reason why:

This website covering the NFL draft and combine listed testing results for 24 defensive ends. Adding Bay to the mix to make the list 25 strong he would have been ...
  • tied for 3rd in the standing broad jump
  • 6th in the vertical jump
  • 9th in the bench press
  • 12th in the 40
  • 23rd in the 20-yard shuttle
Although Bay's broad jump of 10 feet was his best mark, the 25 repetitions of the 225-pound bench press was impressive. His 4.81 time in the 40 was probably a little bit of a disappointment.

Bay measured a little under 6-foot-3 and 250.5 pounds. His hand and arm size were both a little on the small size among the 24 defensive ends listed on the site above.

Longsnapper Shane Peterlin got his best marks for his shorter snaps.

Abdul-Shakoor, a sprinter on the Dartmouth track team, ran the best 40 at 4.59 with Alebiosu next at 4.69. Alebiosu had the best long jump at 10-2 and tied Bay for the top vertical at 35 inches, but struggled in the bench.
Former baseballs standout and onetime jayvee quarterback Ed Lucas was part of ESPN's top plays this morning, unfortunately for having a well-hit ball grabbed by the Yankee center fielder. Either way, Lucas continues to impress as he bids for a spot as a utility man on the Atlanta Braves' roster. Lucas has now survived the first Atlanta cut.

The Dartmouth men's ice hockey team needs a win tonight to stay alive in the ECAC Quarterfinals after dropping a 3-2 decision to Harvard in the first game of the best-of-three series at Thompson Arena. The Big Green had posted 8-2 and 5-2 wins over the Crimson during the regular season.

Dartmouth women's team, meanwhile, plays at Cornell this afternoon in a battle for a berth in the Frozen Four next week. No. 2 Cornell has just two losses all season, but one was to Dartmouth by a 4-2 score in Hanover. Cornell has won both of this season's games in Ithaca, the first by a 6-1 count and the second by 3-0 last week in the ECAC Championship game.
It's SAT day for That Certain Hanover High Junior and nervous just doesn't describe him. With a terrific GPA at the best public high school in Northern New England, he's got that part covered. But he's trying to boost his PSAT scores just enough to take at least some of the anxiety out of what is going to happen as a senior when the applications start going out.

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