Red Flash football player gets to perform at NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS — St. Francis safety Lorenzo Jerome participated on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the first Red Flash football player to ever do so in the program’s history.

Jerome earned the one-day invitation for defensive backs with his standout performances in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Jerome was the MVP of the NFLPA game with two interceptions. He followed that up with two more interceptions and a forced fumble in the Senior Bowl.

The combine consists of on-the-field testing of skills such as vertical jump, 40-yard dash, broad jump, shuttle run, 3-cone drill and positional drills, as well as medical examinations and team interviews.

Jerome is trying to become the first SFU player drafted in the NFL since Ed Stofko was taken in the ninth round of the 1944 draft by the Chicago Cardinals. The last SFU football player to compete in an NFL game was Joe Restic for the 1952 Philadelphia Eagles.

Jerome, who has been projected to be be a mid-round selection, finished his Red Flash career with 18 interceptions, which has him second all-time in program history. He was a first-team Northeast Conference all-star at defensive back and kick return specialist. Six different college football publications recognized him as a Division I-AA All-American.