Former Hilltoppers showcase skills at pro day

WKU tight end Mik’Quan Deane (85) catches a pass for a touchdown at the WKU Homecoming football game on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Houchens-Smith Stadium. WKU won 45-14.

Jeremy Chisenhall

After having no NFL Draft Combine participants, WKU football’s seniors showcased their talents at the program’s annual pro day Wednesday. 

There were seven participants: linebacker Masai Whyte, defensive lineman Evan Sayner, defensive lineman Julien Lewis, defensive back Drell Greene, running back D’Andre Ferby, defensive back DeAndre Farris and tight end Mik’Quan Deane. 

“I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little kid,” Farris said in a press release. “I just wanted to come out here and showcase my talents, showcase my athletic ability to the scouts, and have fun.”

This was the first pro day with new head coach Tyson Helton at the helm, who coached many of the Hilltoppers on display when he was WKU’s offensive coordinator in 2014-15. 

“I love the fact that our guys have the opportunity to go on to the next level,” Helton said. “As we move forward, we want to put more and more guys into the NFL. We’ve had a good history of doing that. As we move forward in the years to come, we’re looking forward to some new high draft picks.”

The 2019 NFL Draft is set to start at 8 p.m. on April 25. 

Digital Managing Editor Jeremy Chisenhall can be reached at 270-745-6291 and [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @JSChisenhall.