SEARCY, Ark. – The Harding football team hosted the 2010 Bison Combine on Monday at First Security Stadium. More than 30 players tested their skills in the bench press and 40-yard dash.
The Bisons had several impressive efforts in the bench press, but two stood out among the others. Senior-to-be John Ikahihifo, a defensive lineman from Palmdale, Calif., lifted 315 pounds an astounding 21 times. Senior-to-be Mark Gutierrez-Durant, from Lancaster, Calif., lifted 225 pounds 36 times.
Any questions about senior Kurt Adams' injured knee were answered when he ran a team-best 4.36 40-yard dash. Harding had several run below 4.5, including running back Jeremy Holt (4.40), defensive back Eddie Russ (4.40), wide receiver Jordan Watson (4.41), defensive back Philip Mion (4.43), defensive back Jasper Bodiford (4.47), running back Dre Whittle (4.47), and defensive back Dempsey Bonner (4.49).
Harding opens the 2010 season on Sept. 4 against Southern Arkansas.