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UConn Huskies Shine At NFL Combine…

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Here’s a look at how they did in the big events.

The cornerbacks worked out today and for UConn that means Dwayne Gratz and Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

Linebacker Sio Moore and defensive end Trevardo Williams put up some serious numbers during their drills on Monday.

More on that in a minute.

Gratz tied for first among corners in the bench press with 22 reps. He also ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash which was 14th best among corners. Gratz was fifth in the vertical jump with a leap of 38 inches. Gratz tied for 12th in the Broad Jump 10 feet, 5 inches.

Wreh-Wilson was fourth in the Broad Jump, 10′ 8″.  The two-time Huskies captain ran a 4.53 40 and had 14 reps on the bench press and got up 36.5″ in the vertical. Continue reading

Huskies Dwayne Gratz, Sio Moore, Blidi Wreh-Wilson And Trevardo Williams Set For NFL Combine

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Reads from the week…

Dwayne Gratz Hopes To Make Noise At NFL Combine

Sio Moore Proud of UConn But Looks Toward NFL

Blidi Wreh-Wilson Could Be First UConn Player Taken

Trevardo Williams won’t Be Able To Go All Out At NFL Combine

UConn Players Say Pasqualoni Prepared Them For NFL Future

(Note: defensive linemen and linebacker events will be held on Monday. Corners and safeties are scheduled to bench press on Monday with the on-field testing on Tuesday. The on-field testing can be seen on the NFL Network)

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UConn Players Firing Up For Season Opener

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What’s goin on?

If you get a chance to hit my twitter (@desmondconner) or if it’s running in the blog check the video interview with Julian Campenni, the redshirt freshman and starting defensive tackle next to senior Ryan Wirth for the season opener against UMass. If not, you can read general thoughts from him here now, too

Nice job by Campenni cracking the starting lineup.

The word head coach Paul Pasqualoni and defensive coordinator Don Brown used often to describe the young from West Pittson (Pa) was consistent. Continue reading

UConn Players Thoughts From Big East Media Day

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What’s goin on?

Here are some thoughts from the UConn players who accompanied head coach Paul Pasqualoni to Big East Media Day in Newport Tuesday….

The Huskies report to camp Thursday and begin practice Friday..Five days later they’ll be in full pads and begin full preparation for the Aug,30 season opener against UMass and the 2012 season.

As you know the Huskies are coming off a 5-7 campaign in 2011

They were picked sixth in the preseason media poll…

“When we came in,” senior cornerback and 2011 captain Blidi Wreh-Wilson said. “We had about 24, 25 freshmen. Going out this year we have like 16, 17 seniors. That should make a difference but we saw when we got here [as freshmen] we were ranked at the bottom. The Fiesta Bowl year we were ranked at the bottom. Last year, we were ranked at the bottom. This year we’re ranked at the bottom.

“The outside world doesn’t dictate what we do. We realize what our expectations are and how we’re going to carry ourselves and what we’re worried about. If we’re reading what media is saying about us and listening to what the media says about us then we’re not focusing on the things we need to focus on. This summer, through senior leadership and even some of the freshmen who have been stepping up, we decided we’re just not going to pay attention to it.” Continue reading

Trevardo Williams On Nagurski Watch List

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From UConn….UConn Athletic Communications — July 12, 2012 – Williams On Nagurski Watch List

DALLAS (July 12, 2012) – University of Connecticut senior defensive end Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) was named to the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List on Thursday. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

Earlier in the week, Williams was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award by the Maxwell Football Club, which is also given to the top defensive player in the country.

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