Two Former Cats Headed to NFL Combine

MANHATTAN, Kan. Former Kansas State football players Josh Freeman and Ian Campbell will participate in the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine beginning Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind.

The 2009 Scouting Combine is the annual job fair for prospective new NFL players. For six days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, players are put through a series of drills, tests and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts.

Freeman became Kansas State’s most prolific passer in 2008 as the Grandview, Mo., native set new school career marks for pass completions (680), attempts (1,151), yards (8,078), touchdowns (44) and total offense (8,421).


In 2008 as a junior, Freeman threw for 2,945 yards on 224-of-382 passing with 20 touchdowns. Freeman also ran for 404 yards and 14 scores in 2008. The 14 rushing touchdowns were the fourth-most in a single season by a Wildcat quarterback.

Campbell, a three-time All-Big 12 selection, recorded 47 tackles this past season, including eight for loss, which was second on the team. He also tallied a team-best 4.5 sacks and blocked a school-record three field goal attempts.

The Cimarron, Kan., native, who exhausted his eligibility in 2008, finished his stellar four-year career at Kansas State with 20.5 sacks, which ranks fifth in K-State history.

After interviews are conducted, the offensive linemen, specialists and tight ends will begin their workouts on Saturday, while quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs take their turn on Sunday. Defensive linemen and linebackers go Monday, with defensive backs closing out the session on Tuesday.