The good news keeps coming for University of Delaware tight end Nick Boyle.
After competing in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama at the end of January, the little-known senior tight end has officially received an invite to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, IN later this month. This will give Boyle another shot at proving to scouts why he should be selected in the NFL Draft this coming May.
Boyle (6’6″/270) caught 37 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns this past season for the Blue Hens, capping his collegiate career as a First-Team All-CAA selection and the school’s most prolific receiving TE in history. In three seasons as a starter, Boyle has 12 touchdown receptions.
Here’s the official press release we received from UD’s Director of Sports Information Scott Selheimer:
DATE: February 6, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — University of Delaware football standout Nick Boyle continues to build on his impressive athletic resume as the All-American tight end has accepted an invitation to take part in the National Football League Scouting Combine Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis.
Boyle, who put in an outstanding performance last month when he played alongside the top senior collegiate football players in the nation at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., becomes just the sixth University of Delaware student-athlete to earn an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, joining current Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Zach Kerr (2014), Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback and 2013 Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco (2008), current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Pat Devlin (2011), former Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick (2007), and wide receiver/kick returner Eddie Conti (1999).
The NFL Scouting Combine will include over 300 of the top college football players in the country. Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments, and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. Boyle will work out with the other tight ends beginning on Feb. 17. The event will once again be televised live on the NFL Network.
“Getting invited to the combine is another tremendous honor and another chance to represent the University of Delaware,” said Boyle, a 6-6, 270-pounder from Wantage, N.J. (High Point Regional High School). “The Senior Bowl was a great experience and opportunity for me, and I am looking at the Combine the same way. I am very excited. I can’t wait to get out to Indianapolis and show the kind of player I can be.”
A three-year starter and a senior co-captain, Boyle capped one of the greatest careers ever by a tight end in Delaware football history. He earned All-American honors by both The Sports Network and Beyond Sports Network following the 2014 season and was one of just tight ends in school history to earn all-conference honors twice.
He was the team’s No. 2 receiver in 2014 when he caught 37 passes for 304 yards (8.2 avg.) and four touchdowns and finished his career with 101 catches for 984 yards (9.7 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. He ranks No. 1 all-time in UD history for receptions by a tight end and is No. 2 in yards and touchdowns.
“We are very proud that Nick has accepted an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine later this month,” said Delaware head coach Dave Brock. “We are looking forward to seeing Nick add to his already impressive resumé. He is coming off a great performance at the Senior Bowl so this is certainly another great opportunity for him to continue his dream of playing professional football.”
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