Ole Miss Athletics Gears Up for Fan Pro Day at the Vaught

Photo by Steven Gagliano

Rebel fans, how many of you have watched the NFL Scouting Combine on TV and thought, “I want to do that?” Maybe you wanted to see if you could run the 40-yard dash or do a verticle jump at the NFL Combine. 

The time is near for your dream to come true. The Ole Miss Athletics department is hosting Fan Pro Day at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Sunday, March 25.

As part of the Ole Miss Year of the Fan, children in eighth grade or below, Ole Miss students and even adults over the age of 22 can choose from 10 events to test their skills and measure up against some of the best football players in the world. Nervous? Don’t worry, there will also be some light-hearted, fan-centric competitions. 

Events include the 40-yard dash, cone drill, field goal competition, punt c­­­atch, quarterback competition, shuttle run, tackle dummy obstacle, vertical jump, hotdog eating contest and tailgate set-up.

Fans can compete in any event they wish or run the gauntlet of all 10. Scores will be recorded and displayed on the videoboards in real time, and participants could also be interviewed on the TV stage. The Field Club will be open to families to tour and watch the event.

Fans are encouraged to sign up at OMYearoftheFan.com. Early registrants will receive a Year of the Fan Pro Day t-shirt. As recruitable prospects, students in grades 9-12 and non-Ole Miss college students may not participate in Fan Pro Day by NCAA rule.

This is a part of the Ole Miss Athletic department wanting to show appreciation to the devotion that Rebel Nation has shown with Ole Miss Year of the Fan.

Adam Brown is the sports editor of HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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