NFL Network tails WSU's Jeremiah Allison

PULLMAN -- Hours before the annual team banquet, where he would receive WSU's Defensive Captain's Award for exceptional leadership, outgoing Cougar linebacker Jeremiah Allison turned in a stellar day of work in front NFL scouts and said he developed a "Rocky mentality" getting up at 6 a.m. all winter to run in rain, sleet and snow.

Following NFL Pro Day in Pullman on Thursday, the Los Angeles native said his performance "exceeded all my expectations" and he called it "a blessing" to compete side-by-side with friends and fellow outgoing Cougar seniors.

Allison turned in an unofficial 40 time of 4.85, a broad jump of 9 feet and 10 inches, a vertical of 35.5 inches and 20 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.

Allison is in Pullman working on a second bachelor's degree and one day plans to become a lawyer. Of his time in Pullman, he is unequivocal: “I’ve grown as a man here, and to actually have a chance to move Washington State in the right direction and know that I have a large base supporting me is truly a blessing.”

Top of mind, though, is getting a shot in the NFL, be it through the draft or free agency.

He's already something of a national celebrity, however. Allison was followed Thursday by a film crew from the NFL Network for Season 3 of their series “Undrafted.”

Check out his complete post-workout interview in this video:

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