Yasmeen Ebada, sports editor
Samford alumni and former defensive back standout James Bradberry competed in the Reese’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Bradberry, who graduated in the fall of 2015, is the second player in Samford history to have the honor of playing in the esteemed competition.
“Only 120 players get to go down there. They are the elite of the elite. It speaks volumes about his work ethic, his playing ability and his character to have that opportunity,” head coach Chris Hatcher said.
Bradberry said it was fun competing against the best players across the country.
“It was somewhat surreal being around so many NFL coaches and NFL personnel that you often see on TV. Having them evaluate you was cool,” Bradberry said.
Hatcher said this is a great indication of the type of players and people they bring into their football program here at Samford.
Bradberry will compete at the NFL scouting combine from Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The future looks bright. He just has to continue to perform well in front of all these scouts,” Hatcher said.