Brewster fastest at UH's 'pro day'
It wasn't quite the time of his life. But it was good considering the situation.
Michael Brewster's 4.68 in the 40-yard dash was the fastest clocking of around 30 players who auditioned for football scouts yesterday in Carson, Calif., during the University of Hawaii's annual "pro day" workout.
"It was less than ideal conditions," said UH defensive backs coach Rich Miano, who attended the workout. "There was a pretty rough headwind, and they were running on FieldTurf."
Brewster, a running back who finished his UH career in 2004, handled videotape duties for the Warriors last year. He has attracted some attention from CFL teams.
Safety Lono Manners turned in an impressive workout, Miano said. Manners ran 4.7, did 6.68 on the "L" agility test and 4.3 on the pro agility test. His vertical leap was 37 1/2 inches, and he bench-pressed 225 pounds 30 times.
"The Oakland Raiders were there in force and they talked to Lono a lot," Miano said.
Linebacker Kila Kamakawiwo'ole had the best time in the pro agility test with 4.28. He did 23 repetitions on the bench.
Offensive lineman Brandon Eaton did 26 reps.
"But everyone was slow on the run," Eaton said. "Bad conditions for running."
Linebacker Tanuvasa Moe, defensive end Tony Akpan, center Derek Fa'avi and cornerback Turmarian Moreland also attended the workout.
Most of the Warriors are considered free-agent prospects, and none was invited to last month's NFL scouting combine.
UH has had at least one player drafted each year since 2000, following June Jones' first season as head coach.