Former Clarion wide receivers look to reach the NFL one day

Jake Deemer – Staff Writer

Former Clarion wide receiver Kevin Genevro and junior Delrece Williams attended Temple Univesity’s Pro Day on Wed. March 8 in Philadelpia, Pa.

Over 40 NFL scouts were on hand for the showcase of approximately 42 Division I and II student-athletes, including 14 former Temple players.

Most of the non-Temple players were composed of mid-major school players and 23 athletes from the PSAC.

Among the PSAC student athletes were Clarion’s own Genevro and Williams.

Williams was limited in the setting, only running the 40-yard dash.

While Williams was clocked at an estimated 4.5 seconds, he will look for full participation in California University of Pennsylvania’s upcoming pro day on March 30.

Williams rushed for 832 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Genevro participated in a variety of drills including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, three cone drills, 60-yard shuttle and ran numerous routes.

Genevro’s unofficial 40-yard dash time was clocked at 4.5.

“Once I passed the 40 [yard dash], I was pretty confident in what I could do,” Genevro said. “Having the conversations with a lot of the pro scouts really just reaffirmed my belief of the best possible outcome for myself.”

Aside from displaying his talent in front of NFL scouts and coaches, Genevro is currently training with current Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor through FSQ Sports Training.

“We do wide receiver [drills] in the morning, then weight training in the afternoon,” Genevro said in regards to the training with Pryor. “[Pryor]’s super helpful with football related stuff … He’s very humbled considering his situation and for me just to be around him, it’s pretty cool and I can gain a lot from it.”

Genevro is also trained by Tim Cortazzo, “He’s helped a ton throughout the process,” Genevro said and affirmed that he will continue training with Cortazzo up until the draft and is very confident in his future.

After talks with his agent, Genevro feels he’s “likely to get picked up, whether it’s a signing or just a try-out to camp.”

Genevro led Clarion last season in receiving 1,096 yards, 13 touchdowns and a First Team All-PSAC selection.

He graduates from Clarion ranking near the top of the list in career receiving yards (ninth) and receiving touchdowns (third).

Genevro is also a 4.00 GPA student with a degree in business management

This year’s NFL Draft takes place in Philadelphia from April 27-29 in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval.

Throughout the history of the NFL Draft, only two players from Clarion have been selected.

In 1968, quarterback Jim Alcorn was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 11th round.

Then, Reggie Wells was picked by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

While Jim Alcorn never saw any playing time, Wells played seven seasons for the Cardinals, Philadelpia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills.

Among the NFL scouts and coaches were Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, Cincinnatti Bengals assistant head coach Paul Alexander and Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio.

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