Rushing King Cornett Impressive At Combine
Feb. 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV's all-time leading rusher Tim Cornett put up some solid numbers Sunday during his On-Field Workout at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine being staged again at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Cornett's official 40-yard dash time came in at 4.48 seconds, which was tied for sixth best out of the 33 running backs who ran Sunday. Cornett's broad jump measurement came in at 125.0 inches, which tied for seventh out of 33 backs. Also, his vertical jump of 34.5 inches ranked 18th out of 33. He did not take part in the bench press.
Cornett, who became the first player to lead the Rebels in rushing four consecutive seasons, finished his collegiate career with 3,733 yards, which ranked second in Mountain West Conference history. His 38 total touchdowns and 35 rushing touchdowns both ranked second at the school, as did his 16 career 100-yard rushing games. As a senior, the Texas native earned second team All-MW honors after rushing for a career-high 1,284 yards and 15 touchdowns in helping UNLV reach a bowl game for the first time since 2000. He also caught a career-high 28 passes for 143 yards.
Cornett was the only Rebel this year to be part of the more than 330 elite invitees to attend what has come to be known as a four-day job interview with the NFL. Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams are on hand to evaluate the nation's top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft.
If selected, Cornett would be the first UNLV runner drafted since current Buffalo Bills starting fullback Frank "The Tank" Summers went to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round in 2009.