Brockville DE Corney shines in University of Virginia’s Pro Day (VIDEO)

After putting in a stellar performance in February’s NFL Regional Combine in Houston, Texas, Trent Corney once again dazzled while unfazed by the pressure of preforming on a big stage.

In last month’s Pro Day held by University of Virginia, the 6’3, 255 pound defensive end from Brockville, Ontario raised his stock in front of 35 scouts from both the NFL and CFL. His testing resulted in heightened interest by all scouts in attendance.

His testing results were as follows: 4.5 40 Yard Dash, 10.6 inch Broad Jump, 34 reps on Bench Press (225 lbs) and 38 inch Vertical Jump.

Corney will now have to wait until the end of the month to find out if an NFL team makes his dream come true.  The NFL Draft will be held the weekend of April 29th in Chicago.

Next month, the CFL Draft will take place.  Corney was ranked eighth in the CFL’s Scouting Bureau Winter Rankings.

Trent Corney

During 12 games this fall with NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team, Virginia Cavaliers, Corney registered 36 tackles (19 solo and 17 assisted), nine tackles for a loss a forced fumble and two sacks. Throughout his four year stint with the team, the defensive end played 34 games where he amassed 51 tackles (24 solo, 27 assisted), 13 tackles for a loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

This past winter, the defensive end was ranked eighth in the CFL Scouting Bureau’s Winter Rankings.

Previous to the Cavaliers, Corney played north of the border for the Ottawa Sooners of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) where he was named Defensive Rookie of the Year even though he played half of the season.  Additionally, he suited up for Thousands Islands Pirates of the Leeds and Grenville Secondary School Athletic Association (LGSSAA).  In the 2011 season, he scored 16 touchdowns on 35 carries.

Corney’s athleticism shined through early in his career.  Not only was he successful on the gridiron but, he excelled in other sports.  Corney was an OFSAA record holder in the javelin event, a gold medalist at the Canadian Championships, and racked up eight more medals (four gold, two silver, two bronze) for various OFSAA Track and Field performances. He also played hockey, basketball, and beach volleyball.

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