Hoops Standout Voss Works Out For NFL Scouts
Former All-State Tight End Shows Off His Skills At Apogee Stadium
Colin Voss gets his 82-inch wingspan measured by and NFL scout during his workout at Apogee Stadium. Check out the full photo album below.
DENTON -- A stalwart in the paint for the Mean Green basketball team for each of the last two years, Colin Voss got the opportunity to show off his football skills for NFL scouts at Apogee Stadium on Wednesday.
Despite sculpting his body for the hardwood and not taking a snap on the football field for the last five years, Voss still posted some pretty impressive numbers in the workout.
"This was a lot of fun," Voss said. "I'm really glad I got the opportunity to workout for these guys, and see where I measure up against some of the best athletes in the world. I'm not anywhere close to being in football shape, but overall I'm happy with the way things went today. Who knows if anything will come out of it, but it was still an awesome experience."
The former all-state tight end at East Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., won four straight state titles and was considered one of the Midwest's top college prospects. However, basketball proved Voss' passion, and he took a scholarship offer to play hoops at Central Michigan.
Voss found his way to North Texas for his junior season, and he quickly became one of the steadiest forwards in C-USA. As a senior he ranked 47th in the nation among all players 6-7 or taller with 1.9 assists per game, and he averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
On Wednesday, Voss posted 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, and ran a 5.11 in the 40-yard dash. He was smooth in the 3-cone drill, and caught every ball thrown his way by current Mean Green point guard Todd Eaglin, who was an all-state quarterback in high school.
Stay tuned to MeanGreenSports.com next week for our video breakdown of Voss' workout with the NFL scouts.