TYLER — The second annual ETSN.fm + APEC football recruiting combine, powered by Azalea Orthopedics, was a huge success.

ETSN.fm and APEC welcomed 115 of East Texas’ best football players in the 2015 and 2016 classes to Tyler for the event, which had a total attendance of about 400 people.

Testing results from Sunday’s combine are below, but here are explanations for each combine test if you need them.

  • 40-yard dash — standard measure of long or “top-end” speed; the included 20- and 10-yard speeds show fast an athlete starts his 40
  • Bench press — denotes upper-body strength, which is important when assessing an athlete’s total upper-body strength potential
  • Vertical jump — measure of vertical power (more power = faster at shorter distances)
  • Broad jump — growing standard for explosion athletes
  • Pro agility — standard for lateral change of direction
  • Ladder — encompasses footwork, control, brain-to-foot communication, and reaction
  • Medball — shows upper-body explosion and reaction speed (more speed = harder punch)
  • Keiser squat — combines low-impact technology with ability to move heavy weight safely at high speeds; issues power output number (in wattage) based on amount of weight used and the speed in which it was lifted, making the target a power assessment instead of simply a strength assessment

 

NOTE: The laser-timed 40-yard dashes were conducted on a wet surface, which caused generally slowed times.

Quarterbacks warm up during the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

QUARTERBACKS (9)

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Cayuga's Keshawn Jackson goes through a drill at the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

RUNNING BACKS (26)

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Texas High's Dale Williamson catches a pass during the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS (24)

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Kilgore's Blake Guthrie takes Chapel Hill's Rex Cicero to the ground during OL/DL one-on-one drills Sunday at the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (12)

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Marshall's Antonio Washington works against Van's Wyatt Santos during OL/DL one-on-one drills Sunday at the ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (14)

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(Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

LINEBACKERS (11)

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An athlete goes through the pro agility drill during Sunday's ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

DEFENSIVE BACKS (19)

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