Former Bengal Ferrell Aims for NFL

Will Ferrell (18) in action last fall against Maryville College.

Will Ferrell

RICHMOND, Va. – Hampden-Sydney senior offensive lineman Will Ferrell from Blythewood, was one of two dozen local football prospects invited to the Pro Day at the University of Richmond last week.

NFL hopefuls from Liberty, James Madison, Virginia State and Richmond joined the Tiger All-American in the workout. There were 19 NFL scouts on hand to evaluate the players.

“I was pleased to have the opportunity. After my nerves settled down, I felt really good about my workout,” Ferrell said after the workout.

Ferrell, the three-time First Team All-ODAC tackle, recorded the second strongest lift, benching 225 pounds 30 times. He also clocked in at 5.1 in the 40-yard dash. The former Bengal graduated from Blythewood High School in 2009.

“Will’s career has been truly remarkable,” said offensive line coach Zeke Traylor. “He will graduate as one of the most decorated Tigers in our storied history, and I could not be more proud of what he’s accomplished while at Hampden-Sydney. I wish him nothing but the best as he moves to the next level.”

Ferrell started in all 44 games of his career while helping the Tigers to three NCAA appearances, two ODAC Championships, and 32 wins. His accolades include: All-American in 2012 (AFCA); First Team All-ODAC in 2011, 2012, and 2013; the Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2012 and 2013 (Touchdown Club of Richmond); and Second Team All-Region in 2013.

The NFL draft will begin on May 8 in New York City.

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