Former Army gridiron star works out at pro day


Sue Ogrocki/ AP Photo; Collin Mooney, a former Army fullback, runs through an NFL Pro Day at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, March 8, 2011.

The record-setting West Point running back Collin Mooney scored high marks at a recent NFL pre-draft testing event at the University of Oklahoma, reported the The Associated Press.

The bruising fullback, who rushed for an Army season record 1,339 yards in 2008, traveled to Norman, Okla., from his duty station at Fort Sill on a personal mission.

“I really just want to spark some interest,” Mooney said. “I’ve been out of the game for two years. I just want to show that I’m still in shape and I can still run and do everything.”

Standing out in a black T-shirt among Oklahoma players wearing crimson, Mooney ran a personal-best 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times, the most by anyone at the event.

Mooney has been serving at Fort Sill helping train privates for field artillery crews and will have completed his obligation and will be eligible for April’s NFL draft, according to The AP.

“For me, it was a good day,” he said. “It’s actually kind of surreal that I’m actually here. I’ve been waiting so long.”

[via The Associated Press]

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