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Impressive showing for UF receivers at NFL Combine

GAINESVILLE -- Here's a quick update from Indianapolis. Former Florida receivers Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy showed off their speed at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

Harvin ran an impressive 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, which was the seventh fastest time among wide receivers. In the bench press portion of the Combine, Harvin had 19 reps of 225 pounds, which ranked him fifth among receivers. Harvin's combination of speed and strength was the best of any receiver on Sunday. Receiver Louis Murphy clocked a 4.43 in the 40, which was the ninth fastest time of the day.

Former Maryland receiver Darrius Howard-Bey had the fastest 40 time among receivers with a 4.30. It was the third fastest time at Combine among receivers since 2000.

Mooney Florida swept its seaon-opening series with Louisville on Sunday in dramatic fashion when junior Mike Mooney [PICTURED] singled home pinch hitter Clayton Pisani with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 3-2 victory.

Pisani, pinch hitting for freshman Jerico Weitzel, started the rally with a two-out single to centerfield. Junior Buddy Munroe of Miami Christopher Columbus kept the rally alive with a base hit through the right side of the infield. Pisani advanced to second, setting the stage for Mooney's game-winning hit. Mooney is a JUCO transfer from Palm Beach Community College.

Florida reliever Jeff Barfield (1-0), another JUCO transfer, pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win. UF freshman left-hander Nick Maronde pitched 6 1/3 innings in his first collegiate start. He allowed two runs on five hits.



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Murphy looked GREAT during drills, too.


Do you know the difference between unofficial and official 40 times? Harvin ran a 4.37 and a 4.32, yet ended up with a 4.41...what's the deal with that?

I could be wrong, but I believe unofficial times are based on the scout's stop watches and the average of them...and the official time is based off of first movement to first cross of the 40 line based on an NFL electronic timer.

Electronic timing is a little more precise than the stop watches. Harvin is fast. We all know this. He's the fastest ball carrier I've ever seen in pads and, like Meyer likes to say, he has the fastest first step in the bizz.


What about that NFL scout saying that Harvin is hard to get along with, "stand-offish", etc. Any history or knowledge of that? I thought his teammates loved him!

Well, Harvin wasn't exactly the model teammate his entire career at Florida, but he did appear to grow up considerably in his final season.


Any details on that?

Not a model teammate: He roughed up Chris Rainey during spring practice.

Appeared to grow up: Worked extremely hard to prepare himself for the national championship game after injuring is ankle against FSU.


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