With North Texas linebacker Tobe Nwigwe — the Mean Green’s top prospect — sidelined because of a foot injury, that left the door open for kicker Garrett Lindholm of Tarleton State to take center stage at the North Texas pro day.
And that’s just what Lindholm did in front of 13 NFL teams — including the Cowboys — by putting on an impressive performance.
Lindholm (5-foot-7 5/8, 185 pounds), who made a 64-yard field goal in a game last season (third longest in NCAA history), connected on three of four from 60 yards with a 10 MPH wind. Against the wind, his best kick made was from 42 yards. On kickoffs against the wind, Lindholm booted the ball 64, 65 and 60 yards with good hang time. He looked very good overall.
All together, eight North Texas players worked out, while Lindholm and eight others joined them. And the kicker was the star.
— Gil Brandt