After months of training and anticipation former University of Hawaii slot back John Ursua lived up to the hype at the UH Football Pro Day before representatives from all 32 teams from the National Football League.
The Hawaii Football Pro Day was held on the campus of UCLA on Tuesday at the Bruins practice facility.
Despite still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, Ursua was credited with running 40 yards in 4.58 seconds. He showed explosiveness with a 10-foot broad jump, vertical jump of 37″ and completed the shuttle in 4.08 seconds.
JOHN URSUA PRO DAY RESULTS*
Ht- 5’9 1/8“
Vertical Jump – 37″
Broad Jump – 10‘
225# bench – 17 Reps
40yd – 4.56s
Shuttle – 4.08s
L-Drill – 6.77s
60y shut – 11.18s
*provided by Trainer Chad Ikei
The Kailua-Kona native who led the nation in touchdown catches with 16 as a junior decided to forgoe his senior season with the Warriors to chase his NFL dreams.
Ursua was one of eight former Warriors to tackle the Pro Day workout.
Perhaps the player garnering the most attention was linebacker Jahlani Tavai.
The former all-conference standout missed the end of his senior season with a shoulder injury that required surgery.
Due to the quick turnaround from being cleared to workout, Tavai did not take official measurements but did take part in positional on-field workouts and participated in interviews.
Both Ursua and Tavai have on-location visits with teams and will have personal workouts with select franchises.
Results from other former UH players that participated in the Pro Day will be posted when they become available.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place April 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The last player from the UH program to be drafted was running back Joey Iosefa in 2015.
This past season a total of five former Warriors were on NFL rosters.
FORMER RAINBOW WARRIORS ON NFL ROSTERS IN 2018
Rigoberto Sanchez – P – Colts
Marcus Kemp – WR – Chiefs
Jerrol Garcia-Williams – LB – Broncos
Dejon Allen – OL – Bears
Trevor Davis – WR – Packers