Former Louisville tight end Keith Towbridge has been utilized primarily as a blocker during his Cardinals career. The Toledo, Oh., native appeared in 47 games during his U of L career, pulling in 21 receptions for 283 yards and three touchdowns. On Thursday, he proved to NFL scouts that he's more than capable to fill the role of a pass-catching tight end.
Working in front of dozens of pro scouts that represented 30 of 32 NFL franchises, Towbridge caught multiple passes from former U of L quarterback great Chris Redman.
"It went real good," he said. "I tried to come out and show my best in front of all these guys. I tried to make me some money today and I think I actually did."
He's already had discussions with San Diego, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Detroit and the response from scouts has been positive for the 6-foot-5 Towbridge.
"They were telling me that I did a pretty good job," he said. "A lot of people didn't know that I can move the way I can. I lost a couple pounds and leaned out, so I did pretty good job of catching the ball."
The opportunity to visit with NFL teams to discuss the possibility of playing professionally is another step towards the dream that Towbridge has long imagined.
"It's a humbling experience," he said. "I've been dreaming of this since I was a little kid."