Fifteen athletes at MTSU's Pro Day hoped to seize the opportunity to show off in front of dozens of NFL scouts. But it may have been former Ooltewah Owl star Sammy Seamster that stole the show.
"I feel like my performance was pretty good today. Some things I kinds of slipped on some drills or whatever, got my foot stuck, but overall I did pretty well."
"From what I watched I thought he ran well. I thought his drill work with the DBs in those drills. He did a nice job," said MTSU head coach Rick Stockstill.
Seamster's speed in the 40 turned the heads of quite a few scouts, an official 4:43. The speed is a great compliment to his 6'3" 200 pound frame.
"I say my strengths are my size, speed. I've got good quicks and height."
"Sammy being a corner in the NFL, he's got what they are looking for. He's tall, he's long, he can run. It's hard to find corners that are as big as Sammy because the receivers are getting so much bigger in the NFL now that you need a big corner. He's got all the physical attributes that they are looking for," added Stockstill.
The 40 time not the only big number he put up today. Seamster also scored a 35 inch vertical jump and a 10 foot, 4 inch standing broad jump. He also completed 15 bench press reps at 225 pounds. A standout performance from a guy dressed to impress in bright orange pants and socks.
"There's nothing special about it. I just thought I'd get something that kind of sticks out a little bit. You've got speed you've either got it or you don't so there's no secret."
Even if the draft isn't in his future, Seamster will do whatever it takes to play at the next level.
"They say it's everybody's dream to be drafted. I hope I can get drafted but if I get picked up in free agency, I just want to play."