PUEBLO, Colo. (March 23, 2016) – A group of former Colorado State University-Pueblo football standouts will return to the turf at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl Monday, March 28 for the CSU-Pueblo Pro Day. The event is open to public viewing and begins at 10 a.m.
The day provides an opportunity for draft-eligible players to participate in the timing and testing process for NFL scouts and front office personnel.
The group of pro-hopefuls includes 2015 All-Americans Gary Dixon (OL, Fontana, Calif.), Kieren Duncan (WR, Goodyear, Ariz.), Morgan Fox (DL, Fountain, Colo.), Zach Martinez (OL, Redlands, Calif.) and Cameron McDondle (RB, Littleton, Colo.). The list also includes all-region performers like Tony Campton (NG, Littleton, Colo.) and Ben Estica (LB, Palm Beach, Fla.).
Some of the athletes have competed or are scheduled to compete in other Pro Days at Division I institutions in Colorado and their home states. Duncan ran the fastest 40 at the NFL Regional Combine in Arizona, as he posted a time of 4.32.
The ThunderWolves in 2015
The ThunderWolves went 12-2 overall for their third 12-plus win season in the last four years. The Pack went a perfect 9-0 for the fourth time in the last five years to earn their fifth consecutive RMAC Championship.
CSU-Pueblo earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Playoffs and made its fifth straight appearance in the Division II postseason Nov. 21. The ThunderWolves hosted No. 5-seed University of Indianapolis in the first round and won 27-14, then took to the road for their first-ever true road game in the playoffs. The Pack traveled to No. 1-seed Midwestern State University and downed the Mustangs 26-17 to earn a spot in the quarterfinals for the third time in the last four years. CSU-Pueblo suffered a 31-7 loss to No. 6-seed Grand Valley State University in the game at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, to close the season and end the defense of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship.
The ThunderWolves finished fifth in both the American Football Coaches Association and D2Football.com national polls.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.