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

ETSN.fm and APEC welcomed 113 of East Texas’ best football players in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 classes to Tyler for the event, which had a total attendance of about 500 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)
  • Max height vertical jump -- allows athletes to utilize a running start before jumping
  • Broad jump — growing standard for explosion athletes
  • Pro agility — standard for lateral change of direction
  • 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, especially within the first two groups.

John Tyler quarterback Bryson Smith works during one-on-one drills at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

QUARTERBACKS (19)

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Sabine running back Dain Duncan participates in the vertical jump at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

RUNNING BACKS (16)

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Frankston receiver Kendrick Rogers catches a pass while being defended by Texas High defensive back Chaz Davis during one-on-one drills at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS (24)

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Palestine offensive lineman Korbin Boles (left) and works against Lufkin defensive lineman Bronson Massie during one-on-one drills at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (12)

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Arp offensive lineman Jeremy West (left) works against Marshall defensive lineman Antonio Washington during one-on-one drills at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (11)

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Whitehouse linebacker Khyree Key participates in a drill during the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

LINEBACKERS (15)

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Longview defensive back Ameron Dean participates in a drill during the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)

DEFENSIVE BACKS (16)

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Guest speaker D.J. Mann, the offensive coordinator at Crosby High School, talks to athletes, coaches and parents during the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on Sunday in Tyler. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)