PSU's NFL Pro Day headlined by former Duck Colt Lyerla

PSU's NFL Pro Day headlined by former Duck Colt Lyerla
March 7, 2014, 8:15 am
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The Portland State Vikings announced earlier this week that it would host its Pro Day on Wednesday, March 12 in an event that would feature an "outsider". 

All-American running back DJ Adams, who rushed for 1,600 yards and 19 TDs in 2013 will participate, as well as All-American offensive lineman Mitchell Van Dyk.

But the glaring thing to stick out in the release?

Also participating: Colt Lyerla, formerly of the University of Oregon.

Lyerla, who left the Oregon Ducks football program and school midway through the 2013 season "amicably" and was then arrested for cocaine possession in Eugene in the days following, will have the chance to flaunt his skills once more in front of a total of 10 NFL and CFL teams who have confirmed they will have scouts in attendance at the Pro Day.

The former Oregon tight end posted the second fastest 40-yard dash time among tight ends with a best of 4.61 seconds at the NFL Combine.

He also ranked first in the broad jump with a jump of 10-feet, 8-inches and first in the vertical jump with a leap of 39-inches.

Lyerla will no doubt want to improve on his bench press, as he did rank tied for last in the bench press, lifting 225 pounds just 15 times.

Lyerla plead guilty and was sentenced to 10 days in jail with another 10 days of suspension earlier this year for cocaine possession. Lyerla was also placed on probation for two years was ordered to enroll in a drug treatment program.

The Oregon Ducks have not announced the date of their Pro Day.