Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Marqueis Gray throws a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Gray shines at Gophers Pro Day

Athletic MarQueis Gray headlined the participants in Minnesota’s Pro Day on Monday morning.

Gray impressed scouts after shaving 0.06 seconds seconds off of his 40-yard dash time with a 4.67 40-time.  He ran a 4.73 last month at the NFL Combine. The former Gophers playcaller tried out at quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end in front of 13 NFL teams.

Still nursing an ankle injury from last season, Gray is not at 100 percent,  but he told the media that he felt confident that he would be able to run a 4.5 40 when he is fully healthy.

Nine seniors participated in Pro Day along with former Minnesota players and small college prospects.

Linebacker Keanon Cooper edged Troy Stouderwire with the fastest 40 time for the Gophers with a 4.5-flat.  Cooper was nursing a sore hamstring but still showed why he claimed himself as the faster player on the Minnesota roster.

Troy Stoudermire, the wide receiver turned cornerback, ran a 4.51.

The biggest story out of the Gibson-Nagurski Complex on Monday was that of former Hopkins running back, Terrell Sinkfield.  Sinkfield, a wide receiver at Northern Iowa, amazed NFL representatives with a 4.19 40-yard dash time.

His time was .05 seconds faster than running back Chris Johnson when he was clocked at the 2009 NFL Combine.

During Sinkfield’s senior season at Northern Iowa, he led the Panthers with 43 catches, 499 yards, and four touchdowns.

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