Montana prospects get chance to shine

None of the University of Montana’s football players participated in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but at least four players at the school’s pro day left an impression on representatives from 11 NFL teams, including Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

New Montana coach Robin Pflugrad held a well organized pro day for a total of 10 NFL hopefuls on March 15. They worked out on FieldTurf in the school’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The following players stood out from the rest:

Wide receiver Marc Mariani (6-0 7/8, 189) ran 4.48 and 4.49 in the 40, had a 36.5-inch vertical leap, 10-2 broad jump, 4.25 short shuttle, 6.84 three-cone drill and completed 11 repetitions of 225 pounds. Mariani looked good in position drills as well.

Safety Shann Schillinger (5-11 3/4) ran 4.51 and 4.53 in the 40, had a 37-inch vertical leap, 9-11 broad jump, 4.20 short shuttle,
7.07 three-cone drill and 21 reps in the bench press.

Offensive lineman Levi Horn (6-6 7/8, 327) ran 5.15 and 5.12 in the 40, had a 27.5 vertical leap, 8-3 broad jump, 5.10 short shuttle, 8.28 three-cone drill and completed 18 bench press reps.

Tight end Steve Pfahler (6-3 7/8, 250) ran 4.90 ran 4.92 in the 40, had a 31.5 vertical leap, 9-4 broad jump, 4.38 short shuttle, 7.10 three-cone drill and completed 26 reps in the bench press.

–Gil Brandt

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