No bench press for Tebow, 15 other QBs

Tim Tebow was one of 16 QBs who didn't participate in the bench-press drill Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg /

INDIANAPOLIS — Florida QB Tim Tebow elected not to participate in the bench press Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine after it was previously believed that he would do all non-throwing workouts.

Tebow wasn’t alone — 16 of the 19 QBs didn’t participate in the bench press. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen and Texas’ Colt McCoy sat out as expected, as did Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour and Cincinnati’s Tony Pike.

Two of the QBs who did lift performed extremely well. Penn State’s Daryll Clark, who could receive a look at other positions, did 21 repetitions, besting Troy QB Levi Brown (20), who lifted Friday.

Duke’s Thaddeus Lewis and Wake Forest’s Riley Skinner didn’t bench because they were in throwing drills.

— Frank Tadych

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