Nine Huskers Set for NFL Combine

Nine players will represent Nebraska at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine which begins on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The combine will run from Thursday through Tuesday, March 1, with players appearing at the Combine in position groups. Over the course of the next week, the Huskers and other NFL hopefuls will go through a variety of tests, interviews, measurements and drills.

Husker players who will participate in the Combine include defensive end Pierre Allen, cornerback Prince Amukamara, defensive back Dejon Gomes, defensive back Eric Hagg, running back Roy Helu Jr., place-kicker Alex Henery, offensive guard Ricky Henry, receiver Niles Paul and offensive guard Keith Williams.

The nine invitees for Nebraska is tied for the second-most of any school in the nation, and is tied with Ohio State for the most of any Big Ten or Big 12 school.

Henery, Henry and Williams will be the first to arrive in Indianapolis as kickers and offensive linemen begin their schedule at the Combine on Thursday, and finish up with on-field skills and testing on Saturday.

Paul and Helu will be part of the activities from Friday through Sunday. Allen from Saturday to Monday and defensive backs Amukamara, Hagg and Gomes will be under the microscope beginning on Sunday, culminated with on-field drills on Tuesday.

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The 2011 NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30 in New York City. Nebraska is in position to have its most NFL draftees since seven Huskers were selected in the 2001 NFL Draft. Since the Draft was shortened to seven rounds in 1993 the most Huskers selected was eight in 1997.

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