LARAMIE, Wyo. - Former Wyoming Cowboy linebacker Mark Nzeocha is participating in this year's NFL Scouting Combine taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Monday, Feb. 23.
According to Nzeocha, he will be taking part in the interviews and medical evaluations at the NFL Combine, and will be completing the bench press testing. Due to continuing rehabilitation of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a knee that he suffered this past season, Nzeocha won't be taking part in some of the other physical tests during the Combine.
Nzeocha was ranked No. 5 in the Mountain West and No. 45 in the NCAA in tackles, averaging 9.2 tackles per game, when he suffered his torn ACL in the seventh game of the 2014 season versus San Jose State.
He also had been named a Midseason First Team All-Mountain West selection by college football analyst Phil Steele prior to suffering his injury.
The former Cowboy concluded his career having started 26 of 39 career games. He totaled 207 tackles during his four-year career at Wyoming, with 13.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 10 pass breakups, one interception, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The 2015 Scouting Combine will be covered for the 11th consecutive year by NFL Network and NFL.com. Live coverage of player workouts begins Friday, Feb. 20 through Monday, Feb. 23. The on-field workout schedule that will be covered on NFL Network and NFL.com will begin on Friday with workouts by specialists, offensive linemen and tight ends. On Saturday, Feb. 21, coverage of workouts by running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers will be featured. Coverage on Sunday, Feb. 22 will focus on linebackers and defensive linemen. Finally on Monday, Feb. 23, the defensive backs' workouts will be featured. NFL Network's coverage will begin each day at 7 a.m., Mountain Time. For more information on this year's NFL Scouting Combine go to: http://www.nfl.com/combine or http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork.
A detailed schedule of the week's NFL Scouting Combine events is also available on ESPN.com at: http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/161576/2015-nfl-scouting-combine-player-schedule.
A year ago, former Wyoming Cowboys Robert Herron and Marqueston Huff both participated in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. During the 2014 NFL Draft, defensive back Huff was selected by the Tennessee Titans as the 22nd selection in the fourth round and was the 122nd overall selection. Wide receiver Herron was selected as the ninth pick in the sixth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Herron was the 185th overall selection.
In the 2014 season, Huff played in 14 games for the Titans and started one against Houston. He recorded 18 tackles his rookie season, had two pass breakups and intercepted one pass that he returned 23 yards for a touchdown versus the New York Giants.
In his rookie season, Herron played in eight games, catching six passes for 58 yards and scored one touchdown versus New Orleans.
The 2015 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 30 through May 2, and will be held this year in Chicago at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre.